Monasticism in the 21st Century: A Viable Alternative or a Forgotten Ideal?
by Mother Ephrosynia of the Convent of Lesna, FranceA brother went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, “Abba, as far as I can I say my prayer rule, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace as far as I can, I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?” Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, “If you will, you can become all flame.”
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