In a Russian Orthodox Convent in Mount of Olives near Jerusalem lives the 82 year-old Estonian nun, Mother Ksenya. Although inside the convent’s walls the clock is never set and life still follows the Julius calendar, the 20 years that Mother Ksenya has spent there have passed by in a flash. In the hierarchy of the nunnery she has now achieved the second-to-last level. She is heading towards complete sacred silence, called the Great Schema. But before that she has been given permission to tell the story of her life for the very last time.