Father Athanasius was “only a smile and a comfort”

I met Father Atanasie of Petru Vodă in the spring of 2006. It was the first time I had come to Petru Vodă Monastery, together with my husband (we were just friends then) and some other acquaintances. On the way I was very ill, maybe because of the speed, maybe because of the emotions… who knows? We arrived at the monastery late, I think it was one o’clock at night, because we went straight to mass. The next day, my indisposition continued. My husband knew Father Athanasius; he had spoken to him several times before and knew that he was […]

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