Dispatch from the Desert:  April 13th thru 19th

African Saints (from the Prologue of Orhid)

April 13th:  Thomias of Alexandria (476)  Murdered by her vile father-in-law that sought to seduce her.  He was caught  in the room he killed her in.  From that time, she assist those who have adulterous temptations.


A Word from the Fathers & Mothers

“The devil has no need to wrestle or fight against those who are always lying down and never get up.”  Abbess Theodora, from the Matericon

“What can sin do where there is penitence?  And of what use is love where there is pride?”  Abba Elias, from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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