Publisher: St Xenia Skete Press
Theophan the Recluse is an Orthodox Holy Father for the 20th century. Steeped in the ancient patristic and ascetic tradition, he spent twenty-eight years in reclusion, yet he was down-to-earth and very real, making profound, mystical realities understood by those he counseled.
The present volume of his instructions given to women examines many essentials of the spiritual life, including: how the heart is purified, inner suffering, spiritual zeal, how to train oneself to pray, and mystical union with the Lord.
St. Theophan had the exceptional gift of being able to encourage all, no matter where they were on the spiritual path, to go further in their fight against the passions and in their preparation for union with the Bridegroom Christ. His inspirational teaching is for all who sincerely seek the heavenly realm.