The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 4) (The Histories of the Monk…

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The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St. Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270 AD and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism. By the time Anthony died in AD 356, thousands of monks and nuns had been drawn to Anthony's example of living in the harsh conditions of the inner desert, praying the psalms, meditating on scripture, eating rarely, and working with their hands making baskets or mats. This work is a collection of stories from the lives of these early monks and nuns. Summary by ancientchristian (3 hr 16 min)


Great Wisdom from the Fathers.

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This, as the other books by Palladius, recounts many stories of the desert father's which are of great value for every Christian trying to achieve spiritual excellence. May the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit bless you through these and increase your faith and bring many fruits through your works.