Contemplative Life

Fr. Brendan E. Williams, CSJC, co-founder of SERA, is also founder and Prior of The Community of Saint John Cassian, an apostolic religious community of the Episcopal Church.

The Community of Saint John Cassian is an apostolic religious community of the Episcopal Church committed to fully and authentically living the Gospel life through the ancient Christian traditions of contemplation, solitude in community, liturgical prayer, and pastoral ministry—with particular emphasis on the Eastern and early Celtic roots of catholic Christian spirituality, as embodied in the works of St. John Cassian, the Fathers and Mothers of the Egyptian desert, and the writings and folklore of the Celtic saints. For more information about the community visit: