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looked at them, they again took flight.[218]EBSCOhost - printed on 10/13/2021 7:12 PM via . All use subject to
The Life of Walatta-Petros ■ 101After the woman had left, Ghirmana asked Walatta- Petrosabout this matter because she had been with them. Ghirmana saidto Walatta-Petros, “Please tell me what you have seen over thatwoman, because I saw you raising your eyes once and lookingtoward her, but then casting them down to the ground in embar-rassment. Therefore, I have come to suspect that you noticedsomething.”Our blessed Mother Walatta-Petros indignantly replied to her,“What type of thought rises in your heart? I have seen nothingwhatsoever over her!” Yet, Ghirmana again implored her. SoWalatta-Petros then told her that she had seen demons, as we de-scribed earlier.My loved ones, do you see how the demons feared our holyMother Walatta-Petros and took flight from her? Truly, this recallsthe saying of John Saba, the Syrian Spiritual Elder: “Just as jackalsbecome scared and hide at the roar of the lion, so the word of thesage frightens the evil spirits and puts them to flight.”Chapter 66: Our Mother Cripples the Disobedient NunsIn accordance with this saying, we would like to reveal to you thegift of spiritual power that our holy Mother Walatta- Petros hadbeen given. Among the young nuns, there was one named Amata-Kristos. She was charmingly beautiful and marvelously pretty;nobody in the world compared to her. One day our holy MotherWalatta-Petros saw her bragging and arguing with a companion.Instantly, Walatta-Petros summoned her and made her stand be-fore her.With an angry eye, Walatta-Petros looked her up and down andsaid to her, “What is it with this curviness of yours? What aboutattaining spiritual beauty instead through eating little food anddrinking cold water? So far as I am concerned, I would like topierce you with a spear and kill you!”Walatta-Petros scolded her severely and then sent Amata-Kristos back to her house. Soon, then, Amata-Kristos fell ill with[219]EBSCOhost - printed on 10/13/2021 7:12 PM via . All use subject to
102 ■ The Life of Walatta-Petrosthe piercing sickness. She remained ill for a long time, until herappearance had changed completely, with her flesh adheringtightly to her bones. She became paralyzed and never got up again.Then there was another young nun like Amata-Kristos, namedEheta-Kristos. She became agitated as well and got it into her mindto go home to visit her relatives. Our holy Mother Walatta-Petroswas then informed that Eheta- Kristos had become agitated.Walatta-Petros now summoned and questioned her. However,Eheta-Kristos concealed her thoughts from Walatta-Petros; she didnot tell her. In addition, due to her great agitation, she refused toeat. So Walatta-Petros ordered that ashes be brought and mixedinto bread, which Eheta-Kristos forcibly was made to eat. Then shetoo fell sick and became paralyzed. For a long time, she livedcrawling like an infant, due to the power of our blessed MotherWalatta-Petros. Eheta-Kristos never walked again.

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