Saint Seraphim was Ordained a Monk and a Deacon and lived in a Monastery.

“In spite of our sinfulness, in spite of the darkness surrounding our Souls, the Grace of the Holy Spirit, conferred by Baptism in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, still shines in our hearts with the Inextinguishable Light of Christ… and when the sinner turns to the way of repentance the Light smooths away every trace of the sins committed, clothing the former sinner in the garments of incorruption, spun of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. It is this acquisition of the Holy Spirit about which I have been speaking.”