Mission for God: Rebuilding Sofiko’s Monastery

The convent of The Assumption of the Virgin at Sofiko, Corinthia, Greece, 17 July 2019. NEW EUROPE/KOSTIS GEROPOULOS

SOLYGEIA, Greece – When Greek Orthodox nun Lidia arrived alone at the deteriorating convent of The Assumption of the Virgin at Sofiko 40 years ago, she did not have the knowledge or the experience to undertake its renovation but knew she was up to the task.

“I have dreamt about this place in detail, so when I first arrived here I knew I had to try to fix it as I envisioned it,” she told New Europe, while walking with a …

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