Daily Catholic Quote from St. Cyril to St. Methodius

St. Cyril, Monk and St. Methodius, Bishop

“Behold, my brother, we have shared the same destiny, ploughing the same furrow; I now fall in the field at the end of my day. I know that you greatly love your Mountain; but do not for the sake of the Mountain give up your work of teaching.” (St. Cyril, Monk – on his deathbed – to St. Methodius, Bishop; Memorial of Sts. Cyril and Methodius – February 14th)


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  1. In the quote from St Cyril for 14 February, what does he mean by ‘I know that you greatly love your Mountain’?

    1. It refers to Methodius’ love of the monastic life, as he was originally a monk on Mysian Olympus, a mountain now located in Turkey: Cyril is thus saying, “I know you love being a monk, but do not for that sake give up your work as a missionary.”

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