National Geographic : 1998 Sep
Pious devotion guides a nun at Moldovita, a Romanian Orthodox Church convent built in 1532 near Vatra Moldoviei. Artwork depicted historicalsagasand biblical talesfor the illiterate faithful. Though communist authoritiesdid not ban religion, they restricted worship, sometimes persecutingbelievers. Flaggingchurch attendance rebounded after the regime's collapse.