Loukia Richards (Greece)

My grandfather kept a tiny St.Barbara icon in his pocket while fighting in the front during the Second World War.
Decorated for bravery, he told me that he had placed his life in God’s hands.
St.Barbara – an embroiderer and patron of warriors-is a messenger of glory as she raises her cup, reminding my grandfather of his beloved wife.
The icon condensed memories and faith and gave him the strength to carry on.