Question: About Labyrinths... Veronica, After a long journey I find myself at the doors of Orthodoxy. I will soon be a catechumen. The Labyrinth has long held a place in my heart and helped me through my spiritual journey. We had planned on constructing one in our back yard. My question does this in any … Continue reading About Labyrinths… Question from a reader to Veronica Hughes
From The Pearl of Great Price, Part II, Chapter 1, Greg's Epiphany (Greg is Veronica's husband.) In the fall of 1994, Greg attended a conference at St. Paisius Monastery (then in Forestsville, CA) where clergy and lay people from the brotherhood gathered from all over the United States to study and pray together. Someone asked … Continue reading Miracles thanks to St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, a passage from Veronica’s book
From the Pearl of Great Price: Part III, My Conversion Chapter 3 My Baptism Newly baptized Orthodox Christians always receive a baptismal name. Since it’s a saint’s name, the hope is that the newly illumined will emulate his or her saint’s example. My parents named me Paula, my Italian grandmother’s middle name. St. Paula was … Continue reading About St. Veronica, my other guardian angel!
Passages for The Pearl of Great Price From Part I, Chapter 6 As a budding channel, I envisioned myself as a conduit through which healing energies and thoughts from higher planes and enlightened beings flowed. Nothing seemed strange anymore; my aunt's tea leaf and card readings, my experiences with Becky and her guides and the … Continue reading Passages from The Pearl of Great Price
I am writing this book for those spiritual seekers earnestly desiring an encounter with the living God. On my journey, I meandered through several religions, movements, metaphysical studies and spiritual practices; indeed, the metaphor that best describes the first half of my life's journey is that of walking a labyrinth.1 When I walked an actual … Continue reading From the Forward