“Where can one find the presence of God? In the heart of the monastic, the solitary, the hermit, the monk, the nun.
“This, brethren, is the place where you will find the presence of God, through fervent prayer, perseverance through pain and persecution and through a willingness to assist others in their progress in the Religion of Light.
“It is the duty of the monastic to help other find that very same presence of God in their own lives. Help them to create a symbolic poustinia in their own hearts, so that they too can experience the abiding love and compassion of our God and His Son Jesus Christ.”
Quote from the Catholicos Patriarch