Featured Saint 19/06/22

Saint Paisios the Great

Claim to fame: He was a great hermit famous for his love, wisom, simplicity, kindness and extreme asceticism.

Quote: “”Thoughts are like airplanes flying in the air. If you ignore them, there is no problem. If you pay attention to them, you create an airport inside your head and permit them to land!” Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Fun fact: After the death of her husband, his mother saw an angel in a vision saying to her: “The Lord says to you, give Me one of your children to serve Me.” She answered: “Lord, take whoever you want.” The angel took the hand of Paisios, who was thin and frail. His mother told the angel, “My Lord, take one who is strong to serve the Lord.” “This is whom the Lord has chosen,” the angel replied.