Item #451 Zhatva Dukha: Zhytiia Sviatykh (Harvest of The Spirit: Lives of The Saints), Vols. I-II (complete). Elizaveta Yurievna Skobtsova, Mother Maria.
Zhatva Dukha: Zhytiia Sviatykh (Harvest of The Spirit: Lives of The Saints), Vols. I-II (complete)

Zhatva Dukha: Zhytiia Sviatykh (Harvest of The Spirit: Lives of The Saints), Vols. I-II (complete)

Paris: YMCA-Press, 1927. Cover design by I. L. First-lifetime edition. Original publisher's wrappers. Item #451

Book measures: 18,5 × 12 cm. 42 pages. Text in Russian. A good two-volume set with light wear to wrappers.

The first-lifetime edition of the "Lives of the Saints" of the legendary Russian woman Maria Skobtsova (1891–1945), known as Mother Maria, Saint Mary (or Mother Maria) of Paris, born Elizaveta Yurievna Pilenko, Kuzmina-Karavayeva by her first marriage, Skobtsova by her second marriage. She was the first woman to graduate from the St. Petersburg Theological Academy (in absentia). Prior to the revolution, she was a member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She served as the mayor of Anapa in 1917 before she eventually emigrated to Paris in 1921. In 1932, she became a monk. During World War II, she played an active role in the French Resistance movement, particularly in protecting Jews. Unfortunately, she died in a gas chamber in the Ravensbrück concentration camp on March 31, 1945. She was canonized by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 2004.

Price: $200.00

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