Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fruits

By these fruits you may know the tree (cf. Matt. 12:33), and in this way you will certainly recognize what kind of spirit you have to deal with…. Continue reading

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What lies within our power

61. Among the things that lie within our power are the virtues of prayer and silence; among the things that depend for the most part not on us, but on the constitution of the body, are fasting and vigil. Hence … Continue reading

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Distracted as by Frogs

But in the dispassionate there is silence and great quiescence of both thought and intellection during prayer. Continue reading

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Abba Aresenius in Prayer

When sitting down to work he always had a little basin on his lap to catch the tears which continually flowed from his eyes because of the longing he had for the life eternal. Continue reading

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