- John of the Ladder
- John Scholasticus
- John the Sinaita
Well educated and came to adulthood in a intellectual environment. Monk on Mount Sinai at age 16. Hermit in various places in the Arabian Desert. Abbot at Mount Sinai at age 75. Just before his death he resigned his position to return to his solitary life. Ascetical writer whose works have for 15 centuries influenced those seeking the holy life.
A chaste man is completely oblivious to the difference between bodies. The rule and limit of absolute chastity is to have the same feelings regarding animate and inanimate beings, rational and irrational. - Saint John Climacus
- “Saint John Climacus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 August 2014. Web. 20 October 2014. <>