Dispatch from the Desert:  April 6th thru 12th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid)

April 7th:  Serapion the Sidonite, Egyptian Monk (5th century) – Four lessons in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers are attributed to him.

April 10th:  Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius and 36 others in Carthage (250) – Despite horrible tortures, they refused to worship the Roman idols.

April 11th:  Pharmuthius, Egyptian Anchorite (4th century)


A Word from the Fathers & Mothers

“This is the great work of a man:  always to take blame for his own sins before God and to expect temptation to his last breath.”  — Abba Anthony the Great to Abba Pambo, from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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