My elderly mother and I visited the Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery in the summer of 2019. Vera
My elderly mother and I visited the Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery in the summer of 2019. This trip was organized by the Andcross Pilgrim center https://www.andcross.ee
May God bless them all.
It was the first and only pilgrim trip in my life. I decided to do it for my mother. She had health problems back then and doctors couldn’t help her. It was only her faith in God that supported her. So I suggested that she go to the holy sites.
I haven’t actually expected that much from the organizers – thought they would provide only a bus. However, it was more than that. They took care of every single detail. We weren’t going there in silence, but with chants and conversations about faith. It was unusual but pleasant.
And so, we have arrived. People say about such places that they are prayed-in. And I felt it with every new step, felt it with my soul and body. We worshiped shrines and prayed hard.
My mom became more energetic after that trip. Of course, at her age, it’s impossible to completely get rid of all diseases. But she definitely began to feel better. And thanks to that amazing trip, my faith was strengthened as well. I think that this was something incredible, special, and very important in my life.
We both would like to visit the holy sites again. Perhaps, go to the same monastery or another. But my mom aged and taking a new trip will be difficult for her. Maybe one day I’ll decide to go on another pilgrim trip without her. Because I realized how important it is for the soul and physical health.