January 5 – Amma Syncletica; Twelfth Night; John Neumann

Amma (Mother) Syncletica of Alexandria (d. 350) was one of the greatest of the Desert Fathers* [sic], men and women who took to the deserts of the eastern Mediterranean to seek God. Dorothy Frances Garney, who quipped, “One is nearer God’s heart in a garden / than anywhere else on earth,” clearly misspelled “d-e-s-e-r-t.” Syncletica… Continue reading January 5 – Amma Syncletica; Twelfth Night; John Neumann