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Trust of St. Francis and St. Seraphim
Based in England,
the Trust of St. Francis and St. Seraphim operates
the "Spiritual Inheritance of Sarov" program. During
the Soviet period, Sarov was a closed city used for nuclear
research, and the nearby Diveyevo convent was forcibly
closed by the Communist government. The goal of this project
is to document, before it is too late, the firsthand accounts
of people whose lives were touched by St. Seraphim in this period,
particularly those who lived near Sarov and Diveyevo and preserved
the memory of St. Seraphim in spite of the atheist regime.
The project also aims to preserve and make available
documents and archives from the region which relate to
St. Seraphim and the monasteries. In many cases,
these documents are at risk of physical deterioration,
so timely preservation is essential.
Funded the production of a promotional
video for the "St. Seraphim and the Spiritual Inheritance of Sarov" project.
Provided funding for The Living Testimony Program and
the establishment of an institutional development program.
Funded the purchase of the facility to house the Center
for St. Seraphim Studies in Diveyevo, Russia.