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    Anthony Bloom

Pearl of Great Price

The Life of Mother Matia Skobtsova 1891-1945

Published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press .
Written in English.

About the Book

Pearl of Great Price is the moving story of Mother Maria Skobtsova, a nun of the Orthodox Church, who was born into a Russian aristocratic home but who died a martyr's death in one of Hitler's concentration camps. In the intervening years, the vicissitudes of life led her through two marriages, childbirth and childrearing, and exile from her homeland - until she became an unconventional nun, devoted to the service of the destitute and the despairing in Nazi-occupied France during WWII. Mother Maria was eventually consigned to Ravensbrück concentration camp because of her support of the Jews in Paris. There she continued to help those around her up until-and even by means of-her own death. Now canonized by the Orthodox Church as St Maria, she demonstrates how to love the image of God in each person, even when surrounded by hatred, undiluted evil, and brutality.

About the Edition

Pearl of Great Price is the moving story of Mother Maria Skobtsova, a nun of the Orthodox Church, who was born into a Russian aristocratic home but who died a martyr's death in one of Hitler's concentration camps. In the intervening years, the vicissitudes of life led her through two marriages, childbirth and childrearing, and exile from her homeland - until she became an unconventional nun, devoted to the service of the destitute and the despairing in Nazi-occupied France during WWII. Mother Maria was eventually consigned to Ravensbrück concentration camp because of her support of the Jews in Paris. There she continued to help those around her up until-and even by means of-her own death. Now canonized by the Orthodox Church as St Maria, she demonstrates how to love the image of God in each person, even when surrounded by hatred, undiluted evil, and brutality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Bibliographical Note
Abbreviations
1 Deprivation
2 A Straitening of the Way
3 Monasticism
4 The House at Rue de Lourmel
5 Orthodox Action
6 The Second Commandment
7 Forebodings
8 War
9 Martyrdom
Bibliography
Index

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 192
Dimensions 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
Weight 8.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL8323361M
ISBN 10 0913836850
ISBN 13 9780913836859
Library Thing 861947
Goodreads 958919

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