St John Climacus: Continual Repentance

“Do not be surprised if you fall every day and do not surrender. Stand your ground bravely and you may be sure that your guardian angel will respect your endurance. A fresh, warm wound is easier to heal than those that are old, neglected and festering, and that need extensive treatment, surgery, bandaging and cauterisation….

St Isaac the Syrian: Gentle Kindness

“Conquer men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of justice to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.” – St Isaac the Syrian.

St Augustine: Life With God

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement” – St Augustine.  

Mother Gavrilia: Joy of Christ!

“Whoever lives in the past is as if dead. Whoever lives in the future in his imagination is naive, because the future belongs only to God. The Joy of Christ is found only in the present, in the Eternal Present of God” – Mother Gavrilia.

St Luke of Simferopol: Best Medicine

“Drink Holy Water as often as possible. It’s the best and most effective medicine. I say this not as a bishop, but as a doctor, from my experience in medicine” – St Luke of Simferopol