Arsenius the Great

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Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.

Arsenius the Great was a Roman imperial tutor who became an anchorite in Egypt, one of the most highly regarded of the Desert Fathers.

Quotes[edit]

as translated by Benedicta Ward, SLG (Cistercian Publications: 1975)
  • While still living in the palace, Abba Arsenius prayed to God in these words, "Lord, lead me in the way of salvation." And a voice came saying to him, "Arsenius, flee from men and you will be saved."
    • Saying 1, Page 9


  • Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.
    • Saying 9, Page 10

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