Tag Archives: Desert Wisdom

A Rule Of Life – Reflections for LENT

Greetings to All – As we enter Week 2 of LENT, I find it a good time to pause and look within, hoping to discern in just what ways I have been cooperating with the graces offered to me, thus … Continue reading

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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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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 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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