This book contains the homilies as well as the wonderous life of the Abbess of blessed memory, the venerable Gerondissa Makrina Vassopoulou.
“The venerable Makrina was blessed. All who read her discourses with prayer will sense the fragrance of Gerondissaâ€™s prayer, the scent of the desert of Mt. Athos as it was experienced in a coenobitic monastery, the spiritual life of this true child of true hesychast fathers, and true mother of blessed nuns.” -Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
“Her simple speech speaks to the hearts of all, for it comes from her authentic, holy experiencesâ€¦. A person of praxis and theoria, Gerondissa was rich in virutes, and she was and still is a guide of others toward Christ and a model of authentic spiritual person, when virtuous examples to follow are becoming increasingly difficult to find.” -Stavros Kourousis, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens