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Tag Archive 'Desert Fathers'

A brother asked Abba Poeman, ‘Some brothers live with me; do you want me to be in charge of them?’ The old man said ‘No, just work first and foremost, and if they want to live like you, they will see to it themselves.’ The brother said ‘But it is they themselves, Abba, who want […]

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I purchased this book from a Storytelling motivation.  Brendan’s Voyage is a wonderful story, told by my favourite Monk and Bard, Columba, and I wanted to see if it was something I could or would want to tell or adapt for telling as part of my repertoire. I got a lot more than I bargained for, but […]

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