Having learned that we should always be praying, even when we are by ourselves, St. Anthony prayed without ceasing. Indeed, he was so attentive when Scripture was read that nothing escaped him and because he retained all he heard, his memory served him in place of books.
I read this quote at Katherine's blog.
We are reading about St Anthony of the Desert this month (see my bulletin board post. ).
This quote reminds me of the deliciously irreverent play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.
Miss Prism, a tutor, tells her charge Cecily that "Memory , my dear Cecily, is the diary we all carry about with us."
Love this play.
Sadly, if memory is my diary, then we are all lost!