Our time today is not a time of open persecution but it is a time when we can betray God for the sake of some human benefits and assets. It is a time when we can, because of our negligence and apathy, join the camp of God's adversaries.
This is because there used to be a lot of heroes [of the spirit] in the past, whereas in this day and age, there is a lack of real-life examples; I am talking now about the Church and monasticism in general.
What is it that makes church life attractive to young people? What causes young men and women to travel all the way to the Convent, rather than spending their day resting after a long working week, or sitting in front of their computers?
The apostle Peter was fishing all night and didn't catch anything. However, when the Savior told him to cast his net again, he obeyed and he pulled out more fish than he could carry.
The lay brothers' choir of the Convent of Saint Elisabeth has always sung in one, or a maximum of two tones. Previously, this was largely a necessity caused by the singers’ limited musical abilities.