Mother Syncletica

Chastity, Humility, Love

"If the enemy sows lust in us, God grants us the weapon of chastity; if he introduces pride within us, we find the weapon of humility within our reach; and if he arouses hatred, we face him with love."
Mother Theodora

Stillness and Prayer

"Stillness and prayer are the best means for attaining virtues. Through them the brain is washed and achieves a pure and clear vision."
Mother Syncletica


"Obedience is a greater virtue than asceticism, however perfect. Asceticism carries within it the danger of pride, but obedience has within it the promise of humility."