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Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Aug 10, 2021

The great ascetic movement was in its first years of explosive growth when John Cassian journeyed from West to East. He visited the communities of monks and hermits in Palestine and Egypt. Though he sought a quiet life, he got caught up in international intrigue and adventure. In his later years he drew together the memories of his years in the desert, and composed two works on the cultivation of virtue and the practices of prayer.


John Cassian, The Conferences (Part 1)

John Cassian, The Institutes

John Cassian, Seven Books on the Incarnation of the Lord, against Nestorius

Gennadius, Lives of Illustrious Men (see Chapter LXII)

Mike Aquilina’s website

Mike Aquilina’s books

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed

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