„Skrzydlata utopia” Jelizawiety Skobcowej (Matki Marii), albo idea monastycyzmu w świecie
The "Winged utopia" by Elizaveta Skobtsova (Mother Maria) or the idea of the convent in the modern world

Author(s): Wanda Laszczak
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Recent History (1900 till today), Philology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: Elisaveta Skobtsova; Mother Maria; Russian history; Christian hermits; God's idea

Summary/Abstract: Since 1932, when she made her monastic profession, Elizaveta Skobtsova not only devoted herself wholly to the rediscovery of the theoretical principles of the idea of monasticism in Russia, but also followed the Christ’s notion of sainthood which best examples she could find in saintly literature, simplicity and the subtle beauty of the ascetic life as well as the early Christian hermits. According to  Skobtsova, not the types of monks or  nuns who concentrate all their energies on their own salvation, but those whose deeds transform different areas of human culture, are able to personify the God’s idea of saintly individual.

  • Issue Year: 2/2008
  • Issue No: 122
  • Page Range: 76-95
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish