JELENA BANGO (aka Helena Kvajic ROchstein) grew up in the land of the crossroads of cultures. She was born in Belgrade in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War. During the war she lost her father.
Her mother Marija immediately moved the baby into Legrad, a small village in Croatia. There, Jelena grew up sheltered by the Catholic nuns of the church and by the quietness of the mystical surroundings of the rivers Drava and Mura.
Jelena’s heart was always wide open to God while, at the same time, her mind was open to learning about the other cultures and religions.
Under the guidance of the hidden hand of God, Jelena relocated to Paris, France, and shortly after, to Montreal, Canada. There she married into the Eastern Orthodox religious culture. She could never understand the reasons for religious separation of the churches and this was the hidden pain of her heart. Few years, the family moved to New York, and to the East Coast of Florida. Jelena continued her search for the meaning of life. She found A.M.O.R.C. and she became an enthusiastic student of Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy. The hidden Hand of God then thrust her into the Jewish mystical and cultural environment. This opened deeper the path of Light at the call of her soul. Today, Jelena understands more profoundly other people’s struggles for Light, and she appreciates more deeply her own religion.
Poetry writing was the means of her heart’s language. Poetry could easily open the gates of the muses. The universe became Jelena’s garden. Jelena is grateful to God, to her family and to everyone who graciously contributed to the growth of her soul into Light.