Tag Archives: Desert Fathers

Pride and the Fasting Ego: “What’s in It for Me?”

Pride and the Fasting Ego Abba Isidore said, “If you fast regularly, do not be inflated with pride; if you think highly of yourself because of it, then you had better eat meat. It is better for a man to … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers (4/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers Pope Clement I  (died 99 or 101) Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) (c. 70-140) Saint Polycarp  (80 – 167) The Shepherd of Hermas (c. 90-140) Justin Martyr.(c. 100 – 165) Saint Irenaeus (c. 130 … Continue reading

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Old Age: Autumn of Our Body, Springtime of Our Soul

Old Age Wisdom The abbot Daniel used to say, “Even as the body flourishes, so does the soul become withered: and when the body is withered, then does the soul put forth leaves.” [Sayings of the Desert Fathers]. The autumn of … Continue reading

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