Blessed Euphemia of Serbia
|translator Joachim Wertz|
|St. Herman Press (1996)|
|1 copy available|
Mother Euphemia had a wondrous charm and power of spirit. Her external appearance was a reflection of her prayerful disposition. Her outward activity was boundless: as a young lay ascetic she preached the word of God from village to village; she guided her large sisterhood and hundreds of lay people through the physical and spiritual dangers of two World Wars and the communist yoke; she founded orphanages, educated the young, and translated patristic texts for the spiritual instruction of her people.
Inwardly, Abbess Euphemia lived in the spirit of the ancient desert Fathers: in fasting, all-night vigil and sleeping only in the sitting position. For this, God granted her the gifts of clairvoyance and healing.