Friday, July 3, 2009

The Desert Fathers

XVI. The abbot Serapion said, "I have given myself far more travail of body than my son Zachary, and I have not come to the stature of his humility and his silence."

XVIII. The abbot Pastor said that when brother Zachary was dying, the abbot Moses asked him, saying, "What seest thou?" And he answered, "Naught better, Father, than to hold one's peace." And he said, "It is true, my son: hold thy peace."

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