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Shepherd of Souls (1912-1998) At Sihastria Monastery In The Mountains Of Northern Romania, Elder Cleopa Tended The Sheep For Many Years, Spending His Days In Prayer And Spiritual Contemplation Then, At The Age Of Twenty Nine, He Was Unexpectedly Chosen To Be The New Superior Of The Monastery.Now That He Was A Shepherd Of Souls, Elder Cleopa Quickly Revealed His Skill In Directing People In The Spiritual Life He Instructed Both Monastics And Lay People In The Practice Of The Jesus Prayer, And In The Cultivation Of Hesychia Interior Silence.After Being Arrested And Threatened By The Communist Secret Police, Elder Cleopa Departed To The Wilderness, Where He Spent A Total Of Ten Years In Unceasing Prayer Eventually He Returned For Good To Sihastria Monastery Each Day For The Next Thirty Years, Hundreds Of People Flocked To Him For Guidance Endowed By God With Spiritual Insight, He Would Mystically Apprehend The Problems And Needs Of Each, Leading Them Into Closer Communion With Their Creator At The Time Of His Death In 1998, He Was The Spirtual Father Of All Romania.This Inspiring Book By The Elder S Close Disciple Contains Both His Life And Counsels.

10 thoughts on “Shepherd of Souls (1912-1998)

  1. says:

    This is another quick and edifying read from St Herman s press in Platina, California Having studied theology as a Religious Studies major in college a decade ago, I became really bored with academic, over intellectual religious texts They are lifeless and do little besides boost the ego of the reader The books from St Herman s finally helped me to appreciate reading books about the faith They are books for the heart rather than the intellect alone My favorite of these books and Orthod This is another quick and edifying read from St Herman s press in Platina, California Having studied theology as a Religious Studies major in college a decade ago, I became really bored with academic, over intellectual religious texts They are lifeless and do little besides boost the ego of the reader The books from St Herman s finally helped me to appreciate reading books about the faith They are books for the heart rather than the intellect alone My favorite of these books and Orthod...

  2. says:

    A short, but delightful read on the life of one of the greatest elders of the Orthodox Church in the 20th century the Romanian Elder Cleopa of Sihastria.

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