Bodily Ascetism And Interior Vigilance

May 28, 2016 | A Word From the Desert

Bodily Ascetism or Interior Vigilance

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

Both are necessary – bodily asceticism is the foliage and the fruit is interior vigilance.

Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll