Desert Father Fridays – St. Moses the Black

St. Moses the Black

According the the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Moses was a released slave who lived as a Robber in Nitria. He later on in life became a monk and was trained by St. Isidore the Priest. He was ordained a priest and became one of the great father of Scetis. He was martyred by barbarian invaders, along with seven others around 405AD at the age of 75. 

The old man (Abba Moses) was asked, “What is the good of the fasts and watchings which a man imposes on himself?” and he replied, “They make the soul humble. For it is written, “Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins” (Psalm 25:18). So if the soul gives itself all this hardship, God will have mercy on it.”
St. Moses the Black, pray for us 


About catholichris

Catholic. Married. Secular Discalced Carmelite. Hipster. Foodie. Board Game Aficionado. Beard.

Posted on June 29, 2012, in Desert Father Fridays, Martyr, Saints and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the information. I did not know about this Moses.

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