The Aim Of A Monk’s Life

March 5, 2016 | A Word From the Desert

The Aim of Monk's Life

The aim of the monk's life was not asceticism, but God, and the way to God was charity. The gentle charity of the desert was the pivot of all their work and the rest of their way of life. Charity was to be total and complete.

Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll