[[Image:Xenia of St Petersburg.jpg|frame|right|Xenia of St. Petersburg]]
Our venerable Mother, the Blessed '''Xenia of St. Petersburg''', (Russian: Святая блаженная Ксения Петербургская [Xenia Grigoryevna Petrova]) is an 18th century Russian [[fool-for-Christ]]. In grief over the death of her husband distributed all her possessions and took up a life as a holy fool. Her life was centered on God, and she sought protection and comfort only in Him while wandering among the poor of St. Petersburg. She is commemorated on [[January 24]].