Xenia Sheehan lives at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery in Pennsylvania, where she works as resident advisor to the women’s dorm.
Xenia has been a book editor for much of her life and has done graduate study in English at the University of Wisconsin, in Counseling at Norwich University in Vermont, and in Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. She was propelled into doing a bit of writing by her husband's repose in 2010 because he left a number of papers that needed to be made into books.
Raised in an atheist family, Xenia found her way to Orthodoxy following her husband and younger son in 1989. She says she is now working on "making it to the finish line by keeping in mind that, there where ascetic life is lived mindfully and humbly is where souls are being purified and bodies are being made into temples of the Holy Spirit."