Sentence Examples

  • Gibbon and other writers quote from John Cassian the tale of the poor monk, who, being convinced of his error, burst into tears, exclaiming, "You have taken away my God!
  • Cassian speaks of an abbot of the Thebaid who had Soo monks under him, a number exceeded in other cases.
  • Cassian speaks of an abbot in Egypt doing this; and in later times we have another example in the case of St Bruno.
  • Examples among the Egyptian monks of this blind submission to the commands of the superiors, exalted into a virtue by those who regarded the entire crushing of the individual will as the highest excellence, are detailed by Cassian and others, - e.g.
  • Lxxiii., Lxxiv.) - and the writings of Cassian (English translation by Gibson in " Nicene and Post-Nicene Library ").

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