August 13 – Tikhon of Zadonsk; Radegund

Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724–1783) (né Timothy) was the son of a reader who died young, and he and his brothers were forced as children to work for a crust a day (and not even a name-brand crust). At age sixteen he started seminary under a government scholarship. After fourteen grueling years (and that was the… Continue reading August 13 – Tikhon of Zadonsk; Radegund