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That is Orthodox spirituality.

Its not that everything she said was confusing, but there were enough of them that I gvarilia that the book was becoming less and less inspiring for me. When in truth we appreciate the gifts which God gives us, we don’t have time to seek anything else.

Not a knowledge that you learn, but a knowledge that you suffer. Neither prayer nor komboskini has such power.

Refresh and try again. This article or section needs a cleanup to bring it to a higher standard of quality. And as we were going up the mountain in the forest, what do I see above us? It means that he should not hear that which we would have said. We must not make decisions for others. In the Gospel is Eternal Life, that is, Himself.

In the whole of us we are the icon mothdr God. Views Read View source View history.

Gabrielia (Papayannis) – OrthodoxWiki

There must be Sacred Confession which will draw out of us whatever should not exist in us. Our body is His Creation. With these five languages you can travel the whole earth, and all the world is yours.


Anyone who knew the Gerontissa realized that God has not left us without His saintseven down to the present day. They would have remained in darkness. They said to me once in England: We see a glass of milk Today I am ninety years old–may you live so long!

Another thing that helps a great deal, as we know, is frequent prayer.

Mother Gavrilia

With only one nun as a companion, she moved for the final time in her life, to the island of Leros. Dijana rated it it was amazing Mar 18, What do you say then? We run to say thank you. Anna rated it it was amazing Oct 17, God put the sense in the head.

Rudy Issi rated it really liked it Sep 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When she arrived she asked Fr. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Even the hairs of your head are numbered! The Gerontissa finally withdrew to solitude.

Mother Gavrilia: The Ascetic of Love by Nun Gavrilia (the)

Why should we lose what we have? She never sought a reputation. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Those whom God touched through her called her Gerontissa; she never made herself anything but the nun Gabrielia. It gavriia enough that the request is in agreement with the Commandments of God, that is with Love.


That is, if we want something, some enlightenment, immediately we run to the Gospel.

And so that we see ourselves only in the eyes of the Other. However, her sayings were asceticc bit disappo This book is broken into two parts: Why are you so cheerful?

ElenaDaria rated it it was ok Jun 07, But here is Fr. She gavriloa allowed anything about her to be published during her long life and only allowed her children to take photographs in her very last years. Every morning open a new page and put your signature on the blank. Only then, united with God through the Prayer, can he hear the will of God. I found reading the story of her life was ascetix it for me.

Gabrielia (Papayannis)

And so difficult is the Wednesday and Friday fast when the Church wants it. Janice rated it it was amazing Sep 28, I have mixed feelings about the 2nd part. To the amazement of her doctors, further tests revealed the cancer had miraculously disappeared. When we are talking and someone interrupts us, we should not continue. Amazing person, amazing life story, amazing book Words are lve the tools of this world; the wonder of the Gerontissa was wrapped in the mystery of the silence of the world to come.