"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The Saints of the Northern Thebaid

St. Sergius and the Bear

I've been watching some things on PBS about bears, and I was reminded of St. Sergius and the bear, as well as other saints who made friends with wild animals.  It appears the phenomenon is not limited to saints.  In fact, BBC Nature is what I watched about the bears in my 'part of the woods'.  

I only have stuffed bears and a cat who pretends to be a bear.  She tried to eat me yesterday.

Young St. Sergius, Mikhail-Nestero

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