Category Archives: Amma Syncletica

Voluntary Poverty

Syncletica of blessed memory was asked whether owning nothing was the highest perfection? Continue reading

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Chastity

V.iv.41 Holy Syncletica said, “The precept which above all we ought to hold fast is to maintain our chastity. Even among worldly people chastity may be kept, but it can be totally unprofitable if they sin in all their other … Continue reading

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Fasting

“Don’t be led astray by the delicacies of this world… Continue reading

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The Sinner Who Turns to God

“There is immense labour and strife for the sinner who turns to God, but afterwards unspeakable joy. Continue reading

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A Treasure Soon Spent

“Just as treasure is soon spent when brought out into the open, so does virtue quickly perish when publicly taken notice of.” Continue reading

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Let us Live Soberly

“We in our places of calm can be sunk by very complacency, having loosed our hold on the rudder of righteousness.”
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Amma Syncletica

It is a great virtue to be patient in the face of illness and give thanks to God. Continue reading

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