St. Theophan the Recluse (+1894)
Commemorated on January 6 or January 10
St. Theophan was Russian and lived between 1815 and 1894. He was a prolific writer especially on Christian life and the training of youth in the faith.
Some of his quotes include:
- "Descend with your attention into the heart, stand there before the Lord and admit nothing sinful to enter there. In this is the entire activity of inner warfare."
- "Attention to that which transpires in the heart and proceeds from it - this is the chief activity of the proper Christian life."
- "God abandons no one. For Him all are children. None are stepchildren. And the hard occasions and situations - all is sent for our benefit."