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The Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit near Pretoria has had its ups and downs since it was founded just over ten years ago. Hieromonk Seraphim has the pastoral care of the parish of Klerksdorp, and so is not in full-time residence. A young man, Justin, who is testibng his monastic calling, is in France studying ikonography. Another young man, Nikhon, stays at the monastery and looks after the church, and leads prayers if there is no priest, but does not think he is called to a celibate life.

In a monastery garden

The main church at the Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit

It is a quiet place, and a good place to come to pray.

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