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She arrived a tourist. The island’s beauty inspired her to become its sole nun.

She arrived a tourist. The island’s beauty inspired her to become its sole nun.

National Geographic - Terri Steel

Decades after her first visit, Sister Irini returned to Amorgos to live in an old monastery she restored herself. It’s 3:30 a.m. when I disembark the ferry in a trance after a 10-hour sail from Athens. The air is soft and warm in Amorgos, a pristine island off the coast of Greece. Wooden fishing …

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