Dispatch from the Desert:  August 10th thru 16th

 African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohrid)

August 12th             Pallamon (ca. 325) Egyptian instructor of St. Pachomius

August 16th             Chaeremon (4th century) Monk of Nitra, Egypt.  One lesson is attributed to him in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

 

ethiopian procession

 

A Word from the Fathers & Mothers

“How can we acquire the fear of God when our belly is full of cheese and preserved foods?”   Abba Poemen, from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

 

“Do not let yourself be seduced by the delights of the riches of the world, as though they contained something useful on account of vain pleasure.”  Ammah Syncletica, from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers


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