2008-06-05 15:54:00

Sarov resident believes he took pictures of nuns' souls

Diveyevo, June 5, Interfax - A resident of Sarov was very surprised when he looked at the photos he had made during his pilgrimage to St. Seraphim monastery in Diveyevo as besides his relatives he saw strange figures that were not present when he took the pictures.

The photos conveyed to Interfax-Religion on Thursday show silhouettes dressed in monastic robes and hoods going to the groove of the Mother of God. The groove near the Trinity Cathedral was dug by first nuns of the monastery on the instruction of St. Seraphim of Sarov as, according to him, he saw the Mother of God passing that way.

The photo's author was impressed and came back to Diveyevo for studying the pictured place behind the altar of the Trinity Cathedral. According to him and other numerous witnesses and nuns there is only an untouched green lawn and no path there.
Many miracles and mysterious signs are connected with St. Seraphim Monastery and its founder St. Seraphim. According to the pilgrims, miracles often take place today.

Many of the miracles have happened in the groove of the Mother of God. St. Seraphim believed in the holiness of this place and instructed nuns to go along the groove every day saying the rosary 150 times. He stressed: "who goes along the groove and says hundred and fifty prayers to Our Lady, will have everything here: Athos, Jerusalem, Kiev!"

The elder's covenant has been fulfilled in the monastery up to day.