Monthly Archives: December 2015

DAY 26 – Desert Wisdom Incarnate

“So, then, their solitary cells were like tents filled with divine choirs — singing Psalms, studying, fasting, praying, rejoicing in the hope of the life to come, and laboring in order to give alms and preserving love and harmony among … Continue reading

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DAYS 20 and 21 – Who Am I?!

Day 20 and 21 – Who  Am I and Do Not Judge – A 2-part Teaching: Abba Poemen said to Abba Joseph, “Tell me how to become a monk.” He said, “If you wish to find rest here below and … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Flying Hermit

The Tale of the Flying Hermit: Written by: Charles HSG Some days there is no need to wonder what to write about, all I have to do is leave the house. I had booked two rides for today, one for … Continue reading

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DAY 19 – Desert Wisdom

Abba Pambo also said, “The monk should wear a garment of such a kind that he could throw it out of his cell and no one would steal it from him for three days.” To my understanding, this is a … Continue reading

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DAY 18 – How Should One Pray?

Abba Macarius was asked, “How should one pray?” The old man said, “There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say, ‘Lord, as you will, and as you know, … Continue reading

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DAY 17 – Advent: Surrender All

A brother renounced the world and gave his goods to the poor, but kept a little back for his personal expenses. He went to see Abba Anthony. When he told him this, the old man said to him, “If you … Continue reading

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DAY 14 – More Desert Wisdom

“A hunter in the desert saw Abba Anthony enjoying himself with the brethren and he was shocked. Wanting to show that it was necessary sometimes to meet the needs of the brethren, the old man said to him, ‘Put an … Continue reading

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DAY 1 – Advent: DESERT Wisdom

DAY 1 – Abba Moses asked Abba Silvanus, “Can a man lay a new foundation every day?” The old man replied, “If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment.” Last Night, inspired by the words … Continue reading

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DAY 8 – Advent in the Desert

“Abba Poemen also said, ‘All bodily comfort is an abomination to the Lord.’” Now, why in the world would a Saying such as this be on a Blog for people with chronic illness and/or pain?  Where is Wisdom to be … Continue reading

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ADVENT Reflection – DAY 2

Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, “Abba, as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace, and as far as I can, … Continue reading

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