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Encountering the Desert Fathers and Mothers will enrich your prayer life and your faith. 

Beginning in the third century AD, pious men and women journeyed into the Egyptian desert, where they sought to be "alone with God alone". Known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, they pursued lives of solitude and prayer in order to make offerings of themselves to God. They acquired great insight into the spiritual life, which has been passed down to us in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers. 

Now, you can discover the fascinating lives and works of such awe-inspiring figures as St. Antony the Great and St. Mary of Egypt. Through 15 audio lectures, Father Philip G. Bochanski, CO, leads you into the ascetic world of the desert, a world that has much to teach us about our own time. The teachings of the desert are characterized by their simplicity, practicality, and timelessness. You will see the power of God at work in the lives of ordinary people who trustingly handed their lives over to him. 

By looking at the heroic examples of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, you will gain invaluable insight into your own spiritual life. 

Embark on this unforgettable spiritual journey today. 

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Now You Know Media Inc. (P)2012 Now You Know Media Inc.

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Really awesome book about the Desert Fathers!

Loved it! Great overview of the Desert Fathers & Mothers. Was going to listen to Thomas Merton on the Desert Fathers first but I was drawn to this book. So glad that I listened!

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good format, mediocre narration, content was ok

not particularly captivating, but there was some good stuff. it was interesting at points to learn about this part of church history I have been curious about for years.

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  • 09-01-18

Insightful and thought provoking

Appreciated Fr. Philips relaxed style and efforts to make ancient stories applicable in the 21st Century. Some familiar stories but plenty of new information to digest and pray through.

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