Daily Readings with the Desert Fathers
The way of life of the fourth-century Desert Fathers, with its emphasis on solitude, silence and unceasing prayer, has inspired many modern spiritual writers. Why have these Fathers, whose lifestyle is so very different from ours, had so much to say, not only to monks and nuns but also to lay people? Sister Benedicta Ward answers these questions by presenting some of the best and most illuminating stories and sayings from the desert. Readers will find much spiritual wisdom, along with some sharp humour and a startling insight into human nature.
Here is a selection of the best and most illuminating stories and sayings from the fourth-century Desert Fathers. Readers will find much spiritual wisdom, along with some sharp humor and a startling insight into human nature. The Daily Reading Series presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.