The Fathers (ancient saints) teach us how to unite to GodThe Fathers are like a living bible that has been put into practice and written with blood and struggle. We find in them both a book and a spirit; therefore walking in their way is a good foundation from which we drink and reach our… Continue reading 9 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene
The Greek Orthodox bishop who revered Mother EreneHis Grace Bishop Ereneaus was a Greek Orthodox bishop of Patara of Birmingham England until his retirement some time before 2009. His relationship with the Coptic Orthodox Church goes back to 1985 when he attended the opening of a Coptic Orthodox Church in London. He gave a moving… Continue reading Mother Erene’s interactions with the Greek Orthodox Church
Beloved Tamav Erini once told her spiritual daughters about St Abraam of Fayoum that “He has always had a special place in our family. We used to have a big picture of him which, at the time of this incident, was not yet hung on the wall, but rather stood on a table. Many neighbours and ladies… Continue reading Gossiping is inappropriate
Many times at night, when chanting the Psalmody and particularly when commemorating the saints, Tamav would find the cell expanding and filled with light. Then there would appear all the martyrs and saints headed by the Mother of God. They would continue chanting the Psalmody with her until the very end of it. We used… Continue reading The kingdom of heaven is within you
Two days before the beginning of the fasting of Christmas - which coincided with the eve of the feast of St. Mena the wonder worker - I felt very exhausted as I was having a hypotension. On the following day, I was supposed to go for my kidney dialysis session. So at noon I phoned my mother, who lives in Shoubra Al-Khaima, and asked her to come over to my house in Al- Amereya to help me in some domestic work.
Just as our Lord Jesus Christ took three of his disciples, Peter, James and John for retreat and prayer to the top of Mount Tabor, and there He was transfigured and seen in the uncreated light, so did a similar phenomena occur in the life of the venerable abbess, Mother Erini. In September 1996, Mother… Continue reading The transfiguration of Mother Erene
Author: Mother Erene Serve without expecting anything in returnWhen we serve others, we should not await for anything in return. I should say i am doing this for the sake of God; otherwise, I won't be rewarded in heaven. This may be a bit tiring and difficult for me, but so what? As long as… Continue reading Another 10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene
Author: Mother EreneTrue love involves being merciful and supporting people in their troublesPerforming mercy means love. It means standing by any person in trouble. Whoever has mercy on others, God will have mercy on him. In the Agpeya, in the Midnight hour we read, ‘There will be no mercy on those who were not merciful’...… Continue reading 10 points of spiritual instructions by Mother Erene
Immediately in the weeks and days following the departure of Mother Erene, which occurred on the 31st October 2006, countless laypeople, priests and bishops who knew her or even heard about her, began to publish words of veneration about her spiritual stature and love, and how she had left a very vivid impression on their… Continue reading The earthly and heavenly glory of Mother Erene
My life has totally changed after having read the valuable life story of Tamav Erene. Before hand, I was only interested in whatever was worldly. However, from the moment I read this book, Tamav’s life touched mine. I cried bitterly and told her, ‘Please be my mother and attract me to heaven and to whatever is holy.’ When I came to Egypt, I decided to come to the convent and to visit Tamav’s shrine to ask her to help me change my life and to come closer to God.