Essential spiritual reading
Wisdom of the Desert consists of extracts from the venerable
Philokalia (fill-oh-CA:LL-ya), the compendium of the sayings of the Desert Fathers.
Fr. Merton edited this volume during his early days in the monastery, before he began to experiment with Eastern religious practices and some of his writings became questionable.
This little volume is handy, compact and, I feel, essential reading for anyone embarking upon a serious program of spiritual development.
Fr. James Rosselli
St. Joseph of Arimathea Orthodox Church and
House of Prayer
La Porte IN