Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Ancient Advice for the Modern World

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Ancient Advice for the Modern World

By Fr. Philip Bochanski
Product Code: 9781505114157
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“Seek for meetings with holy men and women.”  

These words from fifth-century bishop Palladius ring as true today as they did 1600 years ago. Palladius wrote of his visit to the deserts of Egypt where he spent a decade in conversation with some of the many men and women who lived in caves, huts and monasteries, seeking solitude for prayer and a life “alone with God.”   

And now you can visit those same holy mystics and hermits. Through their own words, you will:  

learn how they were able to make a complete offering of themselves to God
acquire great wisdom and insight into the spiritual life,
spread this great wisdom across and the world
and understand how you can bring their holiness and wisdom to bear in a busy world

Even in their own time, the greatest and wisest of these monks and nuns were recognized as abbas (“fathers”) and ammas (“mothers”), and their life stories and their sayings were collected and widely, but through the years we have unfortunately lost connection to these holy ones.  

Like the monks themselves, the teachings of the desert are characterized by their simplicity, their practicality, and their timelessness.  Although they were developed amid circumstances quite different from modern urban life, you will find them readily adaptable and applicable to your own daily circumstances.

Pages: 220

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(Fergus) | May 8th, 2021
I am almost to the end of this book. I truly wish it was thicker. Amazing people. I love this book. The presence of God is with them. So many wonderful miracles. It's a must have book. I found it expensive but the stories are well worth it. I will read this book over and over again.