Ascetic of Love Mother Gavrilia - Lives of Saints and righteous ones - book
The Ascetic of Love, Mother Gavrilia. 10th February 1897 - 20th March 1992. By Nun Gavrilia. Translated by Helen Anthony.
Paperback 398 pages.
It is the story of a contemporary nun (1897-1992) who found her calling among the needy in Thessaloniki, Athens, England, India and other countries. Characterized by a quick and lively wit and an eagerness to help others, Mother Gavrilia had a remarkable gift for understanding those who came to her for guidance. The part of the book is a biography. Following this, the second half of the book is a revelation of Mother Gavrilia's wisdom revealed in a question-answer style. Her words, lifted from tapes, recordings and of course, her writings (she was literate in five languages!) offer enlightenment, encouragement and serenity. We promise you will come away from the reading feeling better about yourself and inspired to respond to the needs of others. Review by Elenie D. Basil