The Lord has called them, and the Sisters have followed. They have joined the Convent in order to recognize their sins, to repent of them and to devote their lives to serving God and neighbour.
The Sisters have chosen to leave behind their homes, their families, material wealth and honours. Instead, they acquired a way to learn to love God, the sole purpose of the monastic life.
The life of a monastic sister is filled with obedience. Obedience means voluntary renunciation of one's pride — a bloodless sacrifice that a sister brings to God's altar. Obedience is based on trust towards another sister, the abbess, and the spiritual father. It is not formal rigid discipline but rather eagerness to comply with God's will in all aspects of life.
Cutting off their own will and struggling with sinful protest and depression, the sisters go through changes until finally a new personality is born, a follower of Christ, a nun.
Bishop Ignatius of Barauliany, who is an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Minsk, led the Great Compline in our Convent on April 1, 2019. the Monday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross Week.
When I was 8, I suddenly realised that God existed. I can’t explain how exactly. It wasn’t a vision or something. There wasn’t anything mysterious about it. All of a sudden, it dawned on me that God was real.
Novice Elena: “The Kingdom of Heaven is my destination. I am learning to give others God's ultimate love and mastering the art of humility. I find all the events in my life deeply providential. Even the sins that God allows me from time to time…
Nun Rebecca (Pereira): I became a monastic to bring salvation to my soul. In this sense, the meaning of monasticism is the same irrespective of your location - Belarus, Serbia or Brazil.
Nun Alexandra is from Montenegro, and she has been with us from 2014. Today, we ask her to share her thoughts about monasticism and tell us how her life experiences influenced her choice of monastic life.
We bring in the limelight our monastic sisters in black. What brought them to monasticism? What circumstances of their lives influenced their decision? Nun Nadezhda (Korzhina) shares her story.
Nun Magdalena was born and grew up in Poland, but has joined Saint Elisabeth Convent. We asked her to share with us how she found God and discovered her monastic calling, and how she defines for herself the goals for her spiritual life as a…