Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac of Syria), Venerable (6th century – 7th century)

Venerable Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac of Syria)

(6th century – 7th century)

“Saint Isaac the Syrian, Bishop of Ninevah, lived during the sixth century. He and his brother entered the monastery of Mar Matthew near Ninevah and received the monastic tonsure. His learning, virtue, and ascetic manner of life attracted the notice of the brethren, and they proposed that he head the monastery. Saint Issac did not want this burden, preferring a life of silence, so he left the monastery to live alone in the desert.”

– Orthodox Church in America

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Quote

“Make peace with yourself, and both heaven and earth will make peace with you.”

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