A Word from the Desert

 

26 February 2018

Silence (Vigilance)

One of the Fathers said, ‘If the interior man is watchful, he can preserve the exterior man also; if this is not the case, let us guard our tongue as much as we can.’

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9 February 2018

Crowns Part 2

The old men used to say that the temptation to lust is like a hook. If it is suggested to us and we do not let ourselves be overcome by it, it is easily cut off; ...

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11 March 2017

Heaven and Hell

One of the old men said, 'In the beginning, when we came together, we spoke to the good of souls, we advanced and ascended to heaven; now when we come together, ...

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8 October 2016

Speak A Word, Father

In the context of a whole life of prayer, the role of the 'abba', the spiritual father, was vital, literally, that is to say, 'life-giving'. The abba was the one who, really knowing God in his own experience, ...

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24 September 2016

Tongue And Belly Under Control

Abba Pambo came to Abba Antony and said: “Give me a word, Father,”...

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20 August 2016

Talking Along The Journey

We should be careful lest it may happen to us that while we are talking during the journey ...

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16 July 2016

Silence

Abba Macarius said, 'When Mass is ended in the Church, flee my brothers' and one answered, 'In this solitude, where to can we further flee?'

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20 June 2016

Refreshment Refused

It was said of an old man that he dwelt in Syria on the way to the desert. This was his work...

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28 May 2016

Bodily Ascetism And Interior Vigilance

Which is the better practice – bodily asceticism or interior vigilance?

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23 April 2016

Crowns

An old man said, 'For nine years a brother was tempted in thought to the point of despairing of his salvation, and being scrupulous he condemned himself...

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Jamberoo Abbey

Jamberoo Abbey, Benedictine Nuns
695 Jamberoo Mountain Road,
Jamberoo NSW 2533 Australia

Phone/Fax: 02 42360628
Email: benedictineabbey@bigpond.com