December 3 – Sava of Zvenigorod; Francis Xavier

Sava of Zvenigorod (d. 1406) was a disciple of Sergius of Radonezh, with whose blessing he went to live as a hermit on a hill overlooking Zvenigorod and the beautiful Moscow River. Soon monk wannabes were flocking to the hill in droves (oh the hermitany!). Sava greeted them graciously, teaching them humility and industriousness by… Continue reading December 3 – Sava of Zvenigorod; Francis Xavier