A Place of Vision, A Place of Encounter
St. John the Beloved wrote the book of Revelation while he was exiled on the Greek island of Patmos. An Orthodox monastery dedicated to him crowns this tiny island, and he is also honored in a small cave where he was thought to have received the visions recounted in the last book of the New Testament.
From the Roman Missal - Collect of St. John
O God, who through the Blessed Apostle John
have unlocked for us the secrets of your Word,
grant, we pray,
that we may grasp with proper understanding
what he has so marvelously brought to our ears.
Through Our lord Jesus Christ, Your son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.