Father Jan Janovic Trojgo

Father Jan Janovic TrojgoProfile

Born to a peasant family, Jan studied at the Theological Seminary and Theological Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He obtained a degree in theology, and was ordained a priest of the archdiocese of Mohilev, Belarus in 1906. He served as a parish priest in Mohilev, then taught at the Theological Seminary, and then served at the curia of the archdiocese of Mohilev. Arrested by Communist authorities in 1923 for promoting Christianity, and imprisoned until 1925. Released, he served as abbot at Saint Stanislav in Leningrad. Arrested again for 1927, he was sentenced to 5 years in the work camps for continuing to promote Christianity. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.



  • 11 August 1932 in Saint Petersburg, Leningrad, Russia from a stroke, possibly triggered by abuse and torture
  • buried in the Preobrazhensky cemetery, Saint Petersburg, in a grave marked with a false name
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MLA Citation

  • “Father Jan Janovic Trojgo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2019. Web. 25 May 2019. <>