Saint Paisios would concentrate on their strengths and in this way lead them by the hand to Christ…

Saint Paisios gave his entire heart to helping his brothers and sisters, he always had time for everyone and cared with immeasurable love for all. Even if someone was living a sinful life, Saint Paisios would concentrate on their strengths and in this way lead them by the hand to Christ.

“God in His goodness has arranged things perfectly, so that with our gifts, we can help each other, and with our faults, we can be humbled by each other. For every person has some gifts; but everyone also has some faults which one must struggle to overcome.”

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Below is a photo of the note Saint Paisios would leave outside his door when he sick and unable to see his visitors, it reads…

“Write what you want, drop it in the indicated place on the box, and I will help you more with my prayers, instead of my many words. This way, I will have time to help more people in pain. I came here for prayer, and not to pretend to be a teacher.” – Monk Paisios

Read about the miraculous key of Saint Paisios: …he does the Sign of the Cross over the door and a click is heard and the door opens by itself.


Saint Paisios cared greatly for the youth. He understood difficulties they face, and gave them time and listened to their every concern.

“When your children are still small, you have to help them understand what is good. That is the deepest meaning of life.”

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“Kindness softens and opens up the heart, as oil opens a rusty lock.”

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