Wednesday, July 26, 2023

New Book by Mother Iliana: The Light of His Eyes


We have an author among us! 

Mother Iliana was blessed to have the opportunity to publish a book which has been six years, or really a lifetime, in the making. It was released last week, and we're so excited to get to share it with all of you. 

The Light of His Eyes: Journeying from Self-Contempt to the Father's Delight is a beautiful compilation of stories of how she has come to know the Father's love for her. We have all loved hearing Mother Iliana's stories, both the beautiful and the hilarious for many years now, and now, you can read them. 

Reading Mother Iliana's stories helps us to recognize that we are also beloved children of the Father. As we read, we begin to interiorly write our own stories of how we've been given glimpses of the Father's delight in us. Since we received the first copies of the book, all of us nuns have been reading them and this has very much been our experience. We're so glad to get to share this fruit of our life of prayer with you. 

Story telling isn't the only talent Mother Iliana poured into this book though. Each chapter has a print of an icon she's written and closes with one of her original poems. 

If you'd like to purchase a copy, we'd encourage you to support Sophia Institute Press directly, to help them in their ministry of publishing works like this one. 

You can hear Mother Iliana talk about The Light of His Eyes and read its introduction on the What God is Not Podcast with Father Michael O'Loughlin and Mother Natalia on Wednesday, August 16th. 

Monday, July 24, 2023

Pilgrimage is Coming Up!

 Details for the Eparchy of Parma's annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch can be found here.