Saint Xenia ( Ksenia)
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Saint Blessed Xenia of St Petersburg c. 1719–1730 – c. 1803 born Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova is a patron saint of St. Petersburg, who according to tradition, gave all her possessions to the poor after her husband died.
Her husband had been Colonel Andrey Fyodorovich Petrov, a chanter at the Saint Andrew Cathedral. After his death, Xenia became a “fool-for-Christ” and for 45 years wandered around the streets of St. Petersburg, usually wearing her late husband’s military uniform.
St. Xenia’s grave is in the Smilensky Cenetry of St. Petersburg.
St. Blessed Mother Xenia is noted for her intercessions in helping those with employment, marriage, the homeless, for fires, for missing children, and for a spouse. She is venerated in several countries. There are about 40 churches and chapels built in her name