†of the desert. I followed the way of chastity and moderation, honed by the practice of fasting and prayer, to quell the temptations of the flesh.
†† God provided what I needed when I needed.† I visited other monks. My load was heavy, and in the name of Jesus, I enlisted wild donkeys to carry my burden.
On another occasion, I visited a monastery for Sunday service. But there was to be none, because of river crocodiles. To conduct services, I told a crocodile in Jesusí name to give me a ride on its back to see the Presbyter. It did so. But the Presbyter was too frightened to come. God gave me the ability to read souls and spirits, as well as to stop evil spirits from tormenting.
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By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.
This model of Christian manliness recommends himself to us not for any strange or exciting things he did (because he really didn't) but for the daily listening to and heeding the voice of Almighty God - in the home, in the synagogue and Temple, in the ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes