Category: Patristic Texts

Patristic Texts

14 Letters of Saint Isidore of Pelusium

1. To the monk Nilus. The holy bishops and the guides of the monastic discipline, from the conflicts and struggles which they underwent,[1] established fitting

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“Go back to your cell…”

There was once a brother who was very eager to seek goodness. Being very disturbed by the demon of lust, he came to a hermit

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“To Praise Athanasius is to Praise Virtue…”

“To praise Athanasius is to praise virtue… To speak of and admire him fully, would perhaps be too long a task for the present purpose of my discourse, and would take the form of a history rather than of a panegyric: a history which it has been the object of my desires to commit to writing for the pleasure and instruction of posterity, as he himself wrote the life of the divine Antony, and set forth, in the form of a narrative, the laws of the monastic life.

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Saint Athanasius of Alexandria: Life of Saint Anthony

The life and conversation of our holy Father, Antony: written and sent to the monks in foreign parts by our Father among the Saints, Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. Athanasius [1] the bishop to the brethren in foreign parts.

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa: Against Fate

[M.145 & J.31] You certainly recall the occasion when, if I may speak in accord with the Gospel, the great mountain of faithlessness in your