Saint Antonius of Siya



Married to the daughter of his employer, a wealthy merchant. Moved to Novgorod with the business. Widower. Monk in Kensk. Hermit in the forest around the White Sea. His reputation for holiness attracted disciples, and the Prince of Moscow built a monastery for them. In his later years, Antonius tried to retire to live as a hermit again, but his brother monks followed him.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Antonius of Siya“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 December 2016. Web. 13 June 2021. <>