Tag Archives: The Desert Fathers

For These Thoughts Of Anthony The Great (A Few Words For Wednesday)

From Sr. Benedicta Ward’s The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, here are four sayings attributed to St. Anthony the Great.

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The Monk’s Life, In One Paragraph (A Few Thoughts For Thursday)

What follows is from Thomas Merton’s translation of sayings from the Desert Fathers, The Wisdom of the Desert . An elder said: Here is the monk’s life work. Obedience, meditation, not judging others, not reviling, not complaining. For it is … Continue reading

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Just Like The Prophet Chesterton Said, When It’s All About Nature, It’s All About Sex…

And pretty soon, this obsession of ours becomes a tyrant. Got your attention yet? Thought so.

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For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 9, Easter Saturday)

This is the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday and we are back to where we started. On this, the final day, we pray for lukewarm Christians.

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What Would the Desert Fathers Think of Pope Francis Blessing the Disabled Man?

Surely you’ve seen the video of Pope Francis stopping his ride into St. Peter’s Square so he could give a blessing. Deacon Greg shared it earlier,

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For All the Saints: Anthony the Great

As I’ve written before, I’m a big fan of the Desert Fathers. Today, we celebrate St. Anthony the Great. Anthony is really the Godfather of all the Desert Fathers and the person responsible for starting the formation of Christian monastic … Continue reading

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