Desert Fathers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "desert-fathers" (showing 1-4 of 4)
Amos Smith
“The Alexandrian Mystics’ emphasis on silent prayer gave their teachings interior depth missing from Western theology today.”
Amos Smith, Healing the Divide: Recovering Christianity's Mystic Roots

“A monk was told that his father had died. He said to the messenger, "Do not blaspheme. My Father cannot die.”
Benedicta Ward

“Do not give your heart to that which does not satisfy your heart.”
Abba Poemen

Athanasius of Alexandria
“It was a dictum of his that the soul's energy thrives when the body's desires are feeblest.”
Athanasius of Alexandria, The Life of St. Anthony