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To reach nonexistence, love, love, and loveā€”and so identify completely with the Other, with every other. I often would read a saying of M. Paul rated it it was amazing Aug 19, We see a glass of milk It is not easy to see ourselves clearly, especially on our disordered side.

Mother Gavrilia

In the whole of us we are the icon of God. Bridgetbearboo rated it it was amazing Aug 14, I am reading this again after many years of traveling and the book was packed away.

Only when we are “still” The Lord said to His disciples: What else should I ask, when I have everything? Amazing person, amazing life story, amazing book If Christ were visible, could you criticize? Then you will see with the angels as it is in fact: I forgot to tell you.

My experience teaches me that nobody can help anyone, no matter how much they wish to of they omther. They said Yes to some Unknown who came and said, “Throw all that away! If I start giving you rules, you will lose your soul and I will as well. But here is Fr.


Those whom God touched through her called her Gerontissa; she never made herself anything but the nun Gabrielia. Some of her spiritual children found her in Jerusalem beside the Tomb of Christ; others found her on the mission field of East Africa.

If you are scared–Bloop! They said to me once in England: I say yes because I believe that if it is not for my good God will make it so that the No will come from the very one who invited me.

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She worked with Baba Amte and his family who built and organised village-communities for the lepers of India. Help comes only from God when it is His time. Because they believed in God, and they waited for the One who would say to them, “Come! In March of that year, her mother died and the office was closed. When we lack love, we become corpses and are altogether dead.

As soon as we turn to Him in a glance of our mind, we’ll find ourselves in the appropriate condition toward Him first, and then toward our fellowman. Our soul is a Divine Breath. Because the Christians could not put in practice the Gospel while living in the world, they fled. God put the sense in the head.

Gabrielia (Papayannis) – OrthodoxWiki

Whatever the level, whatever the goal-she is a must for your bedside reads. She traveled extensively, with much concern and broad love for the people of God.


Kimberly Anna rated it it was amazing Jun gsvrilia, Jon rated it it was amazing Mar 04, She trained as a chiropodist and physiotherapist. The greatest part of my prayer here and for years now is Thankgiving.

Theodosius said, “The great elders that we hear about no longer exist. When we believe and someone says, “Do you want to come to Lebanon with me? Paula Chingalata rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Some paper will not be ready, or something will happen.

To ask other readers questions about Mother Gavriliaplease sign up. Next, when it is helped with prayer and the Jesus Prayer to be united with the Ascstic Name, then it continues, whatever you do. Only when the person stops reading otherbooks except the Gospel does he begin to make real interior progress.

Certainly at the time when there is no suitable person. The Gerontissa finally withdrew to solitude.

Mother Gavrilia: The Ascetic of Love

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. You came here to save your soul. She grew up in the city until her family moved to Thessalonika in It’s not something that should be in words, neither in thought.