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The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
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This volume contains the stories,teachings and collected sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, including Athanasius' famous The Life of St. Antony and St. Jerome's The Life of Paul the Hermit.

As word of the wisdom and purity of the Desert Fathers and Mothers spread throughout the Roman Empire, Christians streamed to the caves of these hermits, seeking counsel on the interior life.  Their ascetic practices and teachings were witness to a living faith.  Encouraging humility, patience, prayer, introspection, and live, the Desert Fathers and Mothers have influenced centuries of believers, showing how contemplative practice can reveal the true meaning of everyday life.

"Let Christians care for nothing that they cannot take away with them.  We ought rather to seek after that which will lead us to heaven, namely wisdom, chastity, justice, virtue, and ever watchful min, care of the poor, firm faith in Christ, a mind that can control anger, and hospitality.  Striving after these things, we shall prepare for ourselves a dwelling in the land of the peaceful." (from the book)

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