Abba Poimen Quotes

Abba Poimen The Great (340 – 450 A.D.) was an Egyptian monk and early Desert Father who is the most quoted Abba (Father) in the Apophthegmata Patrum (Sayings of the Desert Fathers). Abba Poimen lived at a monastery in Scetis, one of the first centers of early Christian monasticism. His personality was described as that of a wise shepherd more than a desert ascetic, teaching more by example than lecturing others, and most notable for his kindness and compassion toward his fellow monks. He is considered a saint in Eastern Christianity.

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