St. John of Damascus

St. John of Damascus

Feast Day: December 4
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A limited amount of facts are known about St. John Damascene’s life, but colorful tradition and legends abound. He was an Arab monk, who was, as his name suggests, born in Damascus. St. John Damascene was gifted in many areas, including law, music and philosophy in addition to his widely respected study of God. He has been declared a Doctor of the Church.

St. John Damascene stands out in history as an immensely talented intellectual. Can we say that our talents, like his, are completely used for God’s glory?