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« on: March 05, 2010, 08:14:21 PM »

Today is his day and a great number of his quotes are being prepared. . .

Here are a few. . .

Peace is deliverance from the passions, and is not found except through the action of the Holy Spirit.

Everything that happens has a small beginning, and grows the more it is nourished.        

If you hate rebuke, it shows that the passion in which you are involved is due to your own free choice. But if you welcome rebuke, the passion is due to prepossession.

If some obvious sinner who does not repent has suffered nothing before his death, you may be sure that judgment in his case will be merciless.

We must hate avarice, self-esteem and sensual pleasure, as mothers of the vices and stepmothers of the virtues.

If a man has some spiritual gift and feels compassion for those who do not have it, he preserves the gift because of his compassion. But a boastful man will lose it through succumbing to the temptations of boastfulness.

To him who hungers after Christ grace is food; to him who is thirsty, a reviving drink; to him who is cold, a garment; to him who is weary, rest; to him who prays, assurance; to him who mourns, consolation.

Without contrition of the heart, it is altogether impossible to rid ourselves of evil. Now the heart is made contrite by threefold self-control: in sleep, in food and in bodily relaxation. For excess of these three things leads to self-indulgence; and this in turn makes us accept evil thoughts, and is opposed to prayer and to appropriate work.

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2023, 02:29:42 PM »

St. Mark is also called Marcus Eremita.
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