Saint John Climacus

[the Ladder of Saint John Climacus's vision]Also known as

  • John of the Ladder
  • John Scholasticus
  • John the Sinaita

Memorial

Profile

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.

Born

Died

  • between 605 and 649 on Mount Sinai of natural causes

Canonized

Representation

Works

Readings

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

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Climacus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 August 2014. Web. 22 October 2014. <>