Publisher: St Xenia Skete Press
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Abbess Thaisia (+1915) was one of the most famous nuns in Russia at the turn of the century A spiritual daughter of St John of Kronstadt and for thirty years abbess of Leushino Convent, she guided millions of nuns and faithful Christians with her warm heart and lyrical outpourings of her soul. This book, intended for monastic novices, speaks to all Christians seeking to enrich and better their spiritual life. She addresses topics from love, prayer and obedience, to sickness, gossip and the duty of choir singers. Firmly grounded in scripture and the patristic tradition. Abbess Thaisia's advice is as relevant and essential for us today as it was for nuns in nineteenth-century Russia.