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Lyubushka of Susanino (Lyubov Ivanovna Lazareva) (1911 - 1997), blessed

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Lyubushka of Susanino (Lyubov Ivanovna Lazareva; 1911/1912 (?) – 1997), Blessed, ascetic. She lived with her elder brother in Peresburg after her parents died in 1923. She worked at the factory "Red Triangular", then she worked at the linen factory. She was settled in the psychiatric hospital but she escaped. She lived without home and passport, wandered, leaded the life of "God's fool". She moved to Kuban before WWII, where she lived for six years, then she returned to Leningrad. She lived in a forest, in a cemeteries. St Seraphim of Vyritsa and Archimandrite Naum from the Holy Trinity- St Sergius Lavra were her spiritual teachers. She lived in the settlement of Vyritsa as homeless for seven years and from 1974 she lived in the house of L.I. Mironova. From 1983 she lived in the settlement of Susanino of the Gatchina District where Mironova bought the house. Lyubushka of Susanino was well-known as a prophetess and thousands of people came to her for the spiritual advices. From the end of 1995 she was in the Nicholas- Shartomsky Monastery of the Ivanovj District for about year and from 1997 she was in the Kazan Convent in the town of Vyshny Volochok of the Tver District where she died after the serious illness. She was buried in the Kazan Convent and the Chapel was constructed under her grave. The "Lyubushka House" having the prayer room was built in Susanino near the church.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Lyubushka Susaninskaya (Lyubov Ivanovna Lazareva), the Blessed
Mironova, L.I.
Serafim of Vyritsa (Vasily Nikolayevich Muravyev)

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Susanino Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Vyritsa Urban Settlement

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