At the men's farmstead of Saint Elisabeth Convent, Yevgeny Tkachenko has an important job. He is a cook, and he is the earliest to rise among all the other brothers here. He is also in charge of a small kitchen team.
Some 300 women have received support and guidance at the Convent’s farmstead for disadvantaged women. Here are some reflections on the farmstead’s work and evolution.
Monastic farmstead/ men’s rehabilitation centre provides shelter, food and supported employment to people in difficult situations, the homeless, former prison inmates, those dependent on drugs or alcohol, and people with disabilities.
We met Valentin Lomygo to talk about his works, his growth as a songwriter and poet and the Convent’s contribution to his progress, and his path towards finding God.