Dorotheus of Gaza


Dorotheus was a sixth century monk who became abbott of a monastery near Gaza. Reminiscent of his contemporary, the abbot Benedict of Nursia, Dorotheus was most concerned to help the monks under his charge live their vocation to holiness through the monastic lifestyle of prayer, work, penance, and brotherly love. Quite a few of his writings survive, and they are most notable for their strong emphasis on the centrality of humility in the Christian and monastic life. Dorotheus is considered both a saint and a father of the Church by both Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians.Biography by Dr. Italy