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[[Image:ShiotheAnchorite.jpg|right|thumb|300px|St. [[John the Forerunner]], the [[Theotokos]] and St. Shio]]
Twenty years later, Shio set off to Georgia to preach the Word of God with twelve other chosen disciples of St. John. With the blessing both of his teacher and of the Georgian Katholikos Eulabius, St. Shio settled in a cave west of the city of Mtskhet, where he made austere ascetic efforts and was vouchsafed miraculous visions. The solitary life of the ascetic became known, and soon the place of the saint's struggles was transformed into a [[monastery]], where he established a church dedicated to the [[Trinity|Most Holy Trinity]].<ref>The Lives of the Georgian Saints - St. Herman Press; 1st edition (2006) ISBN-10: 1887904107 ISBN-13: 978-1887904100</ref>
Later on, other churches were built in honor of the [[Theotokos|Mother of God]] and St. [[John the Forerunner]]. All the churches were consecrated by the Katholikos Macarius. The number of brethren increased, and the monk gave his blessing for them to found the Mgvim monastery, while he continued his deeds of salvation in seclusion.
St. Shio reposed on
[[May 9 ]]. On the night before his death, he partook of the [[Communion|Holy Mysteries]] and gave the brethren a final salvific instruction. The saint's relics were buried in the monastery he founded. St Shio is the author of 160 precepts for the brethren.