A Philokalia Conference, the Orthodox Church in Cintel, Romania. We were taken by horse drawn carriage with outriders into the village, greeted by many in local costume and welcomed with bread and salt. Settled in the church Fr. Teofan asked me to reflect on a variety of matters including my initial encounter with Orthodoxy at Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church near Andrew, Alberta, and following the services in Great Lent and Pascha, the most important things I had learned from my mother and father, on teaching as the care for the soul of the young, on the vocation of politicians, and, on teaching in prison those charged with terrorism. Romanian and English.