Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude, the most
stirring image of penitence conceivable. The contemporary lives of penitent
harlots — St. Mary of Egypt, Pelagia, Thais, and Mary the niece of Abraham —
presented an unforgettable moral lesson to early Christians.
“...this book has a real contemporary interest not only for
students of monasticism but for anyone concerned with spirituality.”—The
“...without question, a book of very great importance for the
reader of Christian monastic sources both timely and well done.”—Cistercian
Softbound. 112 pp.