A couple months ago our parish had a visitor, a monastic, Fr Seraphim Aldea. He told us about his vision for bringing Orthodox monasticism back to the British Isles.
While at our parish he told us that there might be three nuns joining him at the Mull Monastery of All Celtic Saints. He was cautious about the opportunity but he recently posted to the Monastery Facebook page that it has come true and the monastery has grown from only one monastic to now four.
If you know anything about the history of the Church you'll know how important Celtic Christianity was to preserving the faith when the lights went out on continental Europe in the "dark ages". (Here's a good book on that.) So, I'm fascinated by the growth of the Celtic Orthodox monastery as it seeks to preserve and bring the Orthodox faith back to Celtic lands. May God give the growth!
"I don't know how to share this with you all. When I think how important this is for the Monastery, my heart stops. If we...