Today I visited The Monastery of Ljubostinja, which was founded in the 14th century by Princess Milica, a medieval ruler of Serbia. As soon as I set foot on the monastery grounds, I became aware of the powerful energy radiating from the ancient walls and stones nearby and I was mesmerized by the whole place. I felt that if I closed my eyes, I was transported to another time. According to historical records, the monastery was built on the site where Princess Milica first met her husband-to-be, Prince Lazar, who later became one of the most powerful Serbian rulers. In 1389, Prince Lazar was killed in the battle of Kosovo, fought between the Serbian army and the invading Turkish army. After the death of her husband, Milica ruled Serbia until 1393 when her son Stefan came of age and took over the throne. She founded the Ljubostinja monastery around 1390 and became a nun. She had a reputation for being kind and dedicated her time to prayer and aiding the less fortunate. Milica turned the monastery into an important spiritual and cultural center. She also wrote many religious poems. It is believed that she addressed some of them to Prince Lazar as they encapsulate feelings of loss and sadness that she must have experienced after the death of her husband. When Princess Milica died, she was buried in her monastery and was canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Today, The Monastery of Ljubostinja is regarded as one of the finest examples of the Serbian medieval architecture, and it attracts tourists from all over the world.