Monasteries of the Heart

Monks in Our Midst: Desert Mothers and Fathers on the Spiritual Life

A brother asked Abba Hieracus: "Give me a word. How can I be saved?"

The old man said to him: "Sit in your cell; if you are hungry, eat; if you are thirsty, drink; and just do not speak evil of anyone, and you will be saved." 

Is the spiritual life really this simple?

The teachings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers and of the Ancients still have much to offer us today.


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