August 9 – Herman of Alaska; Franz Jägerstätter

Herman of Alaska (ca. 1750–1836) was born near Moscow, became a novice at the Trinity-St. Sergius Hermitage near Petersburg, and was subsequently monkified at Valaam. Unless he was born near Voronezh and monkified at Sarov. If the former, his birth name is unknown; if the latter, he was a military clerk (or soldier) born Egor… Continue reading August 9 – Herman of Alaska; Franz Jägerstätter