January 12, 2022

The Deaf Woman Who Could Only Hear During Confession

The following was narrated by Fr. Arsenios Katerelos, in a radio interview with Fr. Joel Konstantaros.

Elder Parthenios, the current abbot of the Monastery of Saint Paul on the Holy Mountain, once confessed a woman who was completely deaf, and only during the time of the Mystery of Confession was her deafness removed from her.

She had heard everything the Elder told her.

As soon as her confession was over, her family wondered what kind of confession she could have made, since she could not hear the priest or have any dialogue.

But as soon as it was over, the Elder assured them a perfect confession was made, and the deaf woman could hear everything he said. They were awestruck!

When our Elder told us this story, he could not hold back the tears.

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.