The Scottish Abbess of Gethsemane Convent

ABBESS MARY (ROBINSON) OF THE GETHSEMANE CONVENT July 8/21, 1896, Glasgow – November 7, 1969, Gethsemane   Abbess Mary (Robinson). Photo: internetsobor.org Gethsemane became one of the first places of the Holy Land to be visited by modern Russian pilgrims. From the tomb of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary people walk up a narrow, steep street. After visiting a Franciscan monastery, where old olive trees of the Garden of Gethsemane that were witnesses of the life of Christ on the earth still grow, Orthodox pilgrims come up to the gate of the “Russian Gethsemane”. It is here that the holy relics of Grand Duchess Elisabeth the New Martyr and … [Read more...]