Venerable Nicephorus of Mt. Athos, Albania

Saint Nicephorus was the teacher of St Gregory Palamas (November 14). He grew up as a Roman Catholic, but he journeyed to the Byzantine Empire and became Orthodox. St Nicephorus lived as an ascetic on Mount Athos, and died before the year 1300. His treatise “On Watchfulness and the Guarding of the Heart” is found in the fourth volume of the English PHILOKALIA.