One’s Ability to Lay a New Foundation According to Abba Silvanus

A Catholic monk at Our Lady of the Prairies Abbey

Abba Moses asked Abba Silvanus, ‘Can a man lay a new foundation every day? ‘The old man said, ‘If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment.’

* This excerpt is from “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection” translated by Benedicta Ward


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