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a royal nun


grand duchess elizabeth of russia (1864 – 18 July 1918)

royal blood
member of russian nobility during the revolution
husband assasinated
sold all of her luxurious possessions and became a nun
opened the Mary and Martha home to help orphans and the poor
fostered prayer and charity among women
murdered by the bolshevicks

canonized by Russian Orthodox Church in 2001 as new-martyr elizabeth

more info:
westminster abbey 20th century martyrs
orthodox christian information center
orthodox england
orthodox america

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