Sara at the Monastery  (Part 3) Web Comic by Nicholas Tamraz





So this ends the story of Sara, who became Sister Irene, and years later became abbess of the Saint Paisios Orthodox Monastery. Even though Sister Irene is a fictional character that I created, she was inspired by Saint Irene of Thessaloniki, a very holy saint that lived about two hundred years ago. Because of her strong faith and devotion to Christ, she was tortured by her own unbelieving father! I encourage you to read about her life, it is really a touching and encouraging story. Here is the link to her life story.

Saint Paisios Orthodox Monastery is also a real monastery located in Arizona. This is a woman’s monastery located a couple of hours away from Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery. I have never been to Saint Paisios monastery, but God willing someday I will with my wife. Monasteries are wonderful places to visit and are really beneficial to the soul. Like I always like to say, monasteries are great places to visit and recharge our spiritual batteries 🙂

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