May 15, 2020

Saint Isaiah of the Kiev Caves (+ 1115)

St. Isaiah of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - May 15)

Venerable Isaiah struggled in asceticism at the Kiev Caves Lavra from the late 11th to the early 12th centuries. He pleased the Lord with his life of silence and tireless labor, for which he is called a "lover of labor." The Saint also had a special grace to resist demonic attacks. He reposed in the Lord on May 15, 1115. His relics rest in the Near Caves of the Kiev Caves Lavra.