"One of the most extraordinary texts in early monastic literature and full of unique information about female monasticism, it is an essential complement to Basil's monastic writings."
--Columba Stewart, OSB,
author of 'Cassian the Monk'
"A luminous account of the practical, forceful, and effective work of this monastic founder and spiritual guide."
--Susan Ashbrook Harvey, author of 'Asceticism
and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus' and
'The Lives of the Eastern Saints'