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Biography of Mother Christophora

Raised in an Orthodox Christian family, Mother Christophora is a graduate of Penn State University and worked as an addictions counselor and program administrator before entering Monastic life at age 30. While at the Orthodox Monastery of the Tranfiguration she was mentored by the late Mother Abbess Alexandra and the late Mother Abbess Benedicta. She has served as the monastery’s third abbess since her election in 1987 - daily guiding the life of prayer and hospitality of the monastic community of 10 women.