“It’s very important for us to cultivate this awareness of the presence and the work of the saints in our lives. When we pay attention only to what’s going on visibly on earth, we can begin to feel that there are very few people left that are seriously striving to please God in their lives. This can drag us into futile anger and morose despair. But by shifting our gaze to heaven, we come to realize how vast are the ranks of those who love nothing but to do God’s will in all things…"
Archimandrite Sergius has released the annual summer newsletter highlighting that has transpired at the monastery during the last six months.