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St. Gregory of Nyssa, Pray for Us

St. Gregory of Nyssa, good shepherd of Cappadocia and teacher of mystical theology, pray that we give ourselves over to a true search for God, which is mystical prayer. Help us to enter the illuminated darkness:

"For leaving behind everything that is observed, not only what sense comprehends but also what the intelligence thinks it sees, it keeps on penetrating deeper until by the intelligence's yearning for understanding it gains access to the invisible and incomprehensible, and there it sees God. This is the true knowledge of what is sought; this is the seeing that consists in not seeing, because that which is sought transcends all knowledge, being separated on all sides by incomprehensibility as by a kind of darkness" (St. Gregory of Nyssa in The Life of Moses, #163).


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