Saint and sinner, ascetic and worldling, united in its practice.
Such are the advantages of the ascetic life, and of such ascetics the Kingdom of Heaven.
No ascetic monk, no curled cavalier, looks down from the pedestal.
Here was the pale face of the ascetic, and there the guileless eyes of the saint.
But the ascetic on the cross is a God for the sick and aged.
It can only be a man who works such a miracle in an ascetic of nineteen years.
When abstinence is the only choice, an ascetic frame of mind comes easy.
His philosophy had made him neither an ascetic nor an anchorite.
Paphnutius passed his life in teaching his disciples, and in ascetic practices.
Such were the thoughts of the philosopher and the ascetic as they gazed on Thais.