Thank God that you pray for your friend and that you are not angry. When a person starts talking and demanding attention, and when it is unhelpful for you, your soul begins to feel pain, and you may get annoyed and have bad feelings.
A spiritual father is not a needle to be looked for, it is up to God to reveal him. You have to feel confidence in that priest. I believe that all of those people who are seeking and asking God to give them such an opportunity get it.
As time passes, we tend to forget the way things were in the beginning. To preserve the unique memories of the Sisters who were the first to join the Convent, we asked them how it felt 20 years ago.
The Monastic Сhoir of St Elisabeth Convent (Minsk, Belarus) will be touring Great Britain between September 28th and October 4th with a series of charitable concerts.
There are popular videos on YouTube propagating "special mindfulness methods", which you need to listen to for several days in a row, twice a day. If you do so, they promise that you can get something you want...
My grandmother has a difficult and tough temper, plus her old age has made her more difficult to deal with. I have a lot of grudges against her. What can I do about it? I can't forgive her or apologize!
My problem is that I am ashamed to go to church. I used to go to church often but my sins are the same all the time: I'm short-tempered and I dislike people. What's the point of going to the same place and enumerating the same sins?
They are always happy when our sisters arrive. That was why they took care of all the hassle of organizing the concert and covered the sisters' travel expenses.
We have a centuries-long tradition of wearing a cross. We may not be able to understand it fully because we are forgetful and not invested in spiritual matters.