St Barsanuphius

(d. 540)

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(d. 540),

ascetical writer. He spent most of his life as a hermit in the region south of Gaza. He exerted much influence on E. spirituality through his correspondence with John of Gaza, a fellow hermit; it is called ‘Questions and Answers’. Feast day in the E., 6 Feb.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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