Category Archives: He/She said

He said, “When it comes to faith …

“When it comes to faith, what a living, creative, active, powerful thing it is. It cannot do other than good at all times. It never waits to ask whether there is some good work to do, rather, before the question … Continue reading

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He Said, “When someone steals …”

“When someone steals a person’s clothes, we call him a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat hanging … Continue reading

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A brother asked Abba Poemen …

… to comment on the text, “Do not repay evil for evil.”  Abba Poemen replied, “Emotions function in four stages: first in the heart, second in facial expressions, third in speech, and fourth in action.  If your heart is pure, … Continue reading

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An Egyptian hermit said,

“If you desire a spiritual pilgrimage, begin by closing your mouth.” Keith said, “Ouch … I mean … Amen,  Lord have mercy.” The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before him.  Habakkuk 2:20

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John Cassian Prayed …

O God, be all my love, all my hope, all my striving. Let my thoughts and words flow from you, my daily life be in you, and all my breath be for you. Amen I pray this prayer each morning. … Continue reading

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Prayer of St. Patrick

As I arise today,may the strength of God pilot me,the power of God uphold me,the wisdom of God guide me.May the eye of God look before me,the ear of God hear me,the word of God speak for me.May the hand … Continue reading

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Abba Zeno said,

“If you want God to hear your prayer quickly, before you pray for anything else, even your own soul, when you stretch out your hands toward God pray with all your heart for your enemies. When you do this God … Continue reading

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