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A certain brother came to Abba Arsenius, and said to him, ' My thoughts vex me, and say, 'You can not fast; and you are not able to labour, therefore visit the sick, which is a great commandment.' ' Then Abba Arsenius, after the manner of one who was well acquainted with the war of devils, said to him, ' Eat, drink, and sleep, and toil not, but on no account go out of your cell '; for the old man knew that dwelling constantly in the cell induces all the habits of the solitary life. And when the brother had done these things for three days he became weary of idleness, and finding a few palm leaves on the ground, he took them and began to split them up, and on the following day he dipped them in water and began to work (i.e., to weave baskets); and when he felt hungry he said, ' I will finish one more small piece of work, and then I will eat.' And when he was reading in the Book, he said, I will sing a few Psalms and say a few prayers, and then I will eat without any compunction.' Thus little by little, by the agency of God, he advanced in the ascetic life until he reached the first rank, and received the power to resist the thoughts and to vanquish them.

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  • Quies is the fruit of being continually in the Presence, Love and  Will of God, living with and in the personal intimate friendship with the person of the Lord Jesus-Christ, a grace we personally and collectively aspire and feel called to fulfill as lay faithful, essentially guided by Saint Bruno's desert fathers spirituality: being with Christ.

Q: "What does one learn in the desert?"
Father Mina: "To have an authentic sincere Love towards Christ"
Q: "What experience of God do we make here?"
Father Mina: "We make the experience of the personal intimate friendship with the person of the Lord Jesus-Christ... The interior real lived sentiment of the intimacy with the Lord: I Am with you."
Q: "Thank you"
Father Mina was the first companion of Father Matta El-Maskine, one of the first 7 hermits of the Saint Macarius Monastery. He lives here in the manner of the first monks of the desert.
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