Source: Basilica News Agency
January 14, 2019
On Thursday, January 10, 2019, the abbess of Vorona Monastery, Eldress Teofana Scântei was honoured with the highest distinction in the Romanian Patriarchate on her 50th enthronement anniversary.
Being born in the village of Chișcăreni, Botosani County, the eight-year old Fevronia went to Agafton Monastery and she did not want to leave.
Her parents agreed with her decision and entrusted her guidance to Mother Mitrodora Savel.
At the age of 15 she moved to Râşca Monastery, but suffered from the communist decree according to which only men aged 55 and over, and women aged 50 and over were to be admitted into monasticism, all the other monastics being removed from monasteries.
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