Wednesday, January 7, 2009


When asked by Melania the Elder how she persevered through harsh conditions and the difficult inner journey, Alexandra replied, "From early dawn to the ninth hour I weave linen, and recite the psalms and pray; and during the rest of the day I commemorate in my heart the holy fathers, and I revolve in my thoughts the histories of all the Prophets and Apostles, and Martyrs, and during the remaining hours I work with my hands and I eat my bread, and by means of these things I am comforted whilst I await the end of my life in good hope."

~~photo by Griffin Logue

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