Welcome to Lessons from a Monastery where I record what I’ve learned from those wiser than the world (I Corinthians 1:25). Having lived in Thessaloniki, Greece for half a decade, I recorded all the experiences, lessons, and blessings I received from visiting women’s monasteries in Northern Greece (Macedonia) in my first book The Scent of Holiness: Lessons from a Women’s Monastery (now available for purchase here).
I never expected that by spending time at monasteries I would learn enough to fill a book; but it turned out I knew very little and learned very much. This blog serves as an outlet for my “continuing education,” as well as the footnotes I would have liked to add to my book if only it could have been limitless in length.
Please join me in my reflections on the things I’ve learned, and the more spiritual things I have yet to put into practice.
Almost all of the photos that appear on this blog are my own. If you see something you like please feel free to copy or re-post. However, my sketches and paintings are mostly watermarked with my web address because I kindly ask that none of my art work be taken without permission. (Unless, of course, it’s a photo of an icon I painted, in which case it belongs to the Church, not me). Thank you.
If you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to e-mail me at wiserthantheworld(at)gmail(dot)com.
Disclaimer: unless otherwise cited, the opinions on this blog are solely my own. I try to be as accurate as I can, but I make mistakes.