From his childhood, Daniel had a love for the pious life and Christian deeds. He became a monk in the monastery of Saint Paphnutius of Borovsk. He attained spiritual maturity under the guidance of Saint Leucius of Volokolamsk (August 17).
Afterwards, in his native land, he dedicated himself to love for neighbor. He buried the neglected, the poor, and those without family. The saint founded a monastery on the site of the cemetery.
He died April 7, 1540. He is also commemorated on December 30 and July 28.