October 15 – Icon of the Theotokos Multiplier of Wheat; Teresa of Ávila

The Icon of the Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat (ca. 1890) was commissioned by Ambrose of Optina (Oct 10) as a gift for the Shamordino women’s monastery, which he had founded (GUM was out of chocolates). Ambrose had a childlike faith in the Mother of God, and often prayed to her before this icon and after… Continue reading October 15 – Icon of the Theotokos Multiplier of Wheat; Teresa of Ávila