Keeper of the Light Saint Macrina the Elder Grandmother of

Keeper of the Light Saint Macrina the Elder Grandmother of Saints A truly beautiful and heartbreaking but also heartwarming story I reccomend for everyone The road to sainthood takes a lifetime to travel Late in the fourth century Christians are labeled enemies of the Roman Empire hounded arrested tortured and executed Macrina and her husband Basil once wealthy Christians flee with their small son to the mountainous forests south of the Black Sea There Macrina embarks on a seven year journey of unexpected tests and trials that will take her through a harsh and hungry wilderness pilgrimage only to plunge her into poverty and danger on the streets of Neocaesarea So begins Macrina's adventure in faith as she undertakes the process of becoming one of the most influential women in sacred history the mother and grandmother of saints Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the story of St Macrina the Elder who had a profound influence on her grandchildren St Basil the Great St Gregory of Nyssa and St Macrina the Younger She is truly a great confessor of the Orthodox Christian faith

About the Author: Bev Cooke

Born in the last century lived in Canada all my life moved to the west coast when I was in my twenties married with two grown kids a husband two cats and a garden

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