It's been quite busy here at the monastery this past month, so we are finally getting around to a short post to congratulate our new mothers, Mother Cecilia and Mother Gabriella, who made their life profession and were tonsured as stavrophore ("cross-bearer") nuns on November 8, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Parma, Ohio. About 500 people joined us to witness this profound moment. Mother Cecilia and Mother Gabriella are happily getting accustomed to being called "Mother," wearing a wedding ring and a klobuk, and growing deeper in union with their Bridegroom, Christ!
We plan to post the beautiful pictures soon! Please keep all of us in your prayers! You are in ours. May God prepare your heart for His coming as we approach the feast of His Nativity.