Below are some personal belongings of Saint Seraphim including his winter and summer shoes, his axe, a piece of fur he would wear on his chest to protect him from the wind and frost, his winter hat, mittens, his white shirt and socks made by the Diveyevo Sisters, a large piece of the stone on which he Prayed for a thousand days and nights, and his most precious Cross from his mother.

“Acquiring the Spirit of God is the true aim of our Christian life, while Prayer, fasting, almsgiving and other good works done for Christ’s sake are merely means for acquiring the Spirit of God.”