St Sergius

(c. 1314—1392) Russian monastic reformer and mystic

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Russian monastic reformer and mystic. With his brother he founded the famous monastery of the Holy Trinity at Sergievo, near Moscow, thereby re-establishing in Russia the community life which had been lost through the Tartar invasion. He exercised great influence over all classes in Russia, and founded 40 monasteries. Feast day, 25 Sept.

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