Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 8)

“The more my body suffers for Christ, the more my soul is strengthened.” St. Probus (3rd-4th centuries) “Jesus’ cross is an example of painful toil. His resurrection is the reward of painful toil. In the cross He showed us how we are to bear suffering. In His resurrection He showed...

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Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Scripture part 5

“Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down...

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Wisdom of the Saints about prayer (part 5)

“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” St. John Chrysostom (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Remember, there is One Who listens to you, so do not hesitate to pray to Him. But He abides...

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Wisdom of the Saints about surrender (part 6)

“When shall I be freed from the miserable slavery of vice? When Lord, shall I think of you alone? When shall I fully rejoice in you? When shall I be without hindrance, in true liberty, free from every grievance of mind and body? When will there be solid peace, undisturbed...

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Wisdom of the Saints abut intercessory prayer

“The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” St. James the Apostle (James the Less) (1st century) “Urge those who have familiar speech with God to use much prayer, with much perseverance, for the stilling of the tempest that is now wrecking the whole world.” St. John Chrysostom...

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