October 10 – Ambrose of Optina; Angela Truszkowska

Ambrose of Optina (1812–1891), son of a priest, ranked among the top students at Dad’s old seminary. In his penultimate (is that a great word?) year, however, he came down with something unpleasant. He promised God that if he survived, he would become a monk. God kept His end of the bargain immediately. Ambrose took… Continue reading October 10 – Ambrose of Optina; Angela Truszkowska