Publisher: Holy Trinity Monastery
The character of "The Fool for Christ" is perhaps best known in the West through the translation of the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. St. Xenia one of Russia's best-known real life "fools for Christ." Her life is told , followed by testimonies to her many miracles. These are recounted by people from all points of the globes and include not only accounts of physical healings but also of help given to those who suffered loss because of slander or the desertion of a spouse. The question of the time of her birth and death and the construction of the Chapel by her grave in the Smolensk cemetery in St. Petersburg is also discussed. It remains a widely visited place of pilgrimage and prayer to this day.