Porphyrios: “A person can become a saint anywhere.”

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“It is a great art to succeed in having your soul sanctified. A person can become a saint anywhere. He can become a saint in Omonia Square, if he wants. At your work, whatever it may be, you can become a saint through meekness, patience, and love. Make a new start every day, with new resolution, with enthusiasm and love, prayer and silence — not with anxiety so that you get a pain in the chest.”

— St. Porphyrios

(Omonia Square is a central square in Athens that is known as a center of crime and vice, a little like Times Square in New York once was.)

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