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Moderation

A hunter in the desert saw Abba Antony enjoying himself with the brothers, and he was shocked. Wanting to show him that it was necessary sometimes to meet the needs of the brothers, the old man said to him, “Put an arrow in your bow and shoot it.” So he did. And the old man […]

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What Child is This?

As we turn our eyes on Bethlehem and away from the rich and busy world, we recall the following lines: A little Child, A shining star, A stable rude, The door ajar. Yet in that place So crude, forlorn, The hope of all The world was born. If only the people of this world could […]

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Catholics weigh in on teens’ excessive use of Facebook, texting

Denver, Colo., Dec 7, 2010 / 02:52 am (CNA).- A new study linking teen’s excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited discussion among Catholics as to whether or not the drastic rise in impersonal communication among young people can be seen as a good thing. But no matter […]

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Trust in the Lord and you will lack for nothing

There was another holy man called Helenus who had been serving the Lord since boyhood. Schooled in the ways of chastity and moderation in all things, he had become a very praiseworthy person. While he was still a boy in the monastery, if he needed to ask a neighbor for fire, he would carry burning […]

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Moderation in Our Work

A hunter in the desert saw Abba Antony enjoying himself with the brothers, and he was shocked. Wanting to show him that it was necessary sometimes to meet the needs of the brothers, the old man said to him, “Put an arrow in your bow and shoot it.” So he did. And the old man […]

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Keeping the Commandments

If a man does not possess great humility in his heart and in his body and does not use moderation in all things and submit to reproval and constrain himself in everything and keep his death before him day after day and renunciation of the material world and renunciation of all fleshly things, he cannot […]

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