On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit
The venerated teachings of the ascetic monk Saint Seraphim of Sarov are here presented in their entirety in premium hardcover. Renowned and respected as one of the wisest monks of Russia, Saint Seraphim promoted the monastic discipline within the wider context of the Christian faith. Lay persons hearing his sermons and lessons would be encouraged to contemplate their place on Earth as one of God's creatures, while practicing a modest existence mindful of others. This text encapsulates the beliefs and core teachings of St. Seraphim, including an introduction to his life and achievements and the tenets of his philosophy in faith. Famously ascetic and harsh on himself, Seraphim would often greet others with kindness and gentleness, going so far as to prostrate at their feet. Pope John Paul II formally confirmed Seraphim a saint, and today imagery and relics depicting St. Seraphim of Sarov are displayed throughout many churches in Russia and elsewhere.