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Keep death before your eyes every hour

Therefore, brothers, let us strive with all our heart, bearing death before our eyes every hour, and every moment imagining the fearful punishment. But these things the mind comes to perception and the soul is weighed down weeping, but it is also made contemplative and prepared to be turned toward God, undistracted by earthly things. […]

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Walk with humility and purity

One day, less than six months after (St. Theodore’s) entry among the brothers, he came to our abba Pachomius shedding copious tears. Abba Pachomius said to him, ‘Why are you weeping?’ For he had often been astonished at seeing this propensity to tears in him, although he was so new. He answered, ‘I would like you, […]

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St. Pachomius

Catholic News Agency: St. Pachomius can justifiably be called the founder of of cenobitic monasticism, monks who live in community. Even though St. Antony the Great was the first to go into the desert to live a life of seclusion pursuing evangelical perfection, he lived a heremitic life, that is, a primarily solitary life. Pachomius […]

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St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius can justifiabley be called the founder of of cenobitic monasticism, monks who live in community. Even though St. Antony the Great was the first to go into the desert to live a life of seclusion pursuing evangelical perfection, he lived a heremitic life, that is, a primarily solitary life. Pachomius first started out […]

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St. Pachomius, Father of Communal Monasticism

Therefore, brothers, let us strive with all our heart, bearing death before our eyes every hour, and every moment imagining the fearful punishment. But these things the mind comes to perception and the soul is weighed down weeping, but it is also made contemplative and prepared to be turned toward God, undistracted by earthly things. […]

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