desert-mother-2Mother 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."
11_sept_theodora_of_alexandriaMother 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."
desert-mother-2Mother Syncletica

Obedience

"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."