Matrona acquired spiritual discernment, vision, wonderworking and healing at an early age. Her family and neighbours noticed that she knew not only about people’s sins and crimes but their thoughts as well. She saw the coming of dangers and social catastrophes. Her prayer healed the sick and comforted the suffering.
On February 23/March 8 the holy Orthodox Church celebrates the uncovering of the relics of St. Matrona of Moscow, one of the most beloved saints in Russia today. Her relics are kept at Moscow’s Holy Protection Monastery, where believers constantly flock, seeking her intercessions. We present here a collection of stories about help received from Blessed Matrona, sent to the editor of Pravoslavie.ru.
We find this story in the life of Blessed Matrona: One day a policeman came to take Matrona, and she said to him, “Go, go quickly—there’s a tragedy at your house! I’m blind and not going anywhere. I just sit on the bed; I don’t want to go anywhere.” He listened, and went home, and found that his wife had badly burned herself on the stove, but he managed to get her to the hospital. He went to work the next day and they asked him, “Well, did you seize the blind lady?”
Reading people’s stories about the miraculous help of our beloved Matronushka, the uncovering of whose relics is celebrated on March 8, for a long time now I’ve wanted to tell about how Blessed Matrona of Moscow saved Irina Golikova from being drawn into parapsychology and spiritual death.