Saint Michael of Klopsk

Also known as

  • Michael of Clopas
  • Michel de Klops
  • Michael van Klopsk
  • Michael of Klops
  • Mikhail of Klopsk



He was a monk who suddenly showed up at the Klopsk Abbey near Novgorod, Russia and who would no speak to anyone or answer any questions. The abbot gave him a cell and Michael sometimes slept there, sometimes in the fields, some times just stayed in church reading his Bible by candle light and praying all night. He was eventually found out as a member of the royal family, a cousin of Prince Constantin Dimietrievitch of Moscow, who had given up the worldly life to become a “fool for Christ”.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Michael of Klopsk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2020. Web. 18 May 2021. <>