How to Approach the Reading of the Holy Fathers

by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov Conversation and association with neighbors has a great influence on man. Conversation and contacts with a learned person impart much knowledge; with a poet-many lofty thoughts and feelings; with a traveler-much information about the countries, morals, and manners of people. It is obvious: conversation and acquaintance with the Saints imparts saintliness. […]