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Fr. Sofian talks about prayers of the prisoners, mostly those who were imprisoned for their faith in communist prisons, in difficult conditions. Their prayers are compared with those of the Desert Fathers.

Fr. Sofian Boghiu was a well know church painter persecuted under the Communist Regime in Romania, sentenced to 16 years in prison.


“With all the misery, cruelty commanded against the poor prisoners, they still had a serenity and a joy that could have come only from above, from God…”

“Prayers of the prisoners were maybe like the prayers of the Holy Fathers of the Desert or of the Holy Martyrs burned at the stake. Those, with fire burning below them, thanked God for this sacrifice which they brought before His Holiness.”


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