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Love of God

he strips himself of any thought of his own dignity; and with a spirit of humility he buries in the depths of divine love…. Continue reading

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Abba Poemen and the Judge

“‘If the nobility are going to start coming to see me and pay me, respect,’ he thought to himself, ‘all sorts of other people will also want to come, and that will mean that the hidden quality of my life will be destroyed, and by the workings of the malignant devil I shall lose the grace of humility that with so much labour I have striven to cultivate, with the help of the Lord, from my youth up. Continue reading

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