Dorotheus of Gaza

Dorotheus of Gaza
(sixth century)
   Saint and Order Founder.
   Dorotheus founded a monastery near Gaza in the Holy Land. He was the author of a series of instructions on the monastic life which advocated humility and asceticism. They were based on the work of earlier writers and were highly influential. Armand-Jean de rancé, for example, made use of them in his Rule for the Trappist order. Dorotheus, Oeuvres Spirituelles, edited by L. Regnault and J. de Préville, French translation (1963);
   E. Wheeler (ed. and trans), Dorotheus of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings (1977).

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