January 24 – Xenia of Petersburg; Francis de Sales

Xenia of Petersburg, Fool for Christ* (ca. 1731–1803) is one of the most famous and popular saints of Russia. Xenia married a dashing army officer (and an Orthodox reader), and when he died suddenly and young, she was distraught. Fearing he might have unconfessed sins, she put on his clothes, called herself by his name,… Continue reading January 24 – Xenia of Petersburg; Francis de Sales