St. Vladimir of Kiev(July 15)

Jul 15, 2012 by

July 15

Saint Prince

Vladimir Svyatoslavich

of Kiev

.Patron Saint of Russia, Converts,

Reformed and Penitent Murderers



July 15



parents of large families

reformed and penitent murderers


Ukrainian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Archeparchy of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Extract from Russian Inok: SAINT VLADIMIR, PRINCE OF RUSSIA, EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES: “Prince Vladimir was the first to embrace and choose the Heavenly Kingdom together with the Russian people. I say, ‘with the people’ because there were separate individuals before his time who were joining themselves to the heavenly kingdom, like his grandmother Olga, Theodore and John – martyrs of Kiev, and others. But Vladimir was the first to set out on the path of the Cross along with his whole people. For him, this could not have been but related to a big inner struggle, a struggle that was spiritual and more intense than the one endured by the Serbian King Lazar and by the last Emperor of Russia. Those two, being raised Christian, only had to choose from two options – to stand firm or not on the established path of Christian self-sacrifice. But at that time, the pagan Vladimir, a son of a man called “the wild leopard” had to decide on a completely new path, completely unknown in Russia until that time. That man who would not hold back from any earthly pleasures, who reached the limits of every looseness, debauchery, uncontrolled blood-thirstiness, thievery, violent vengeance – had to die with his old soul and start living with a new one. According to the words of Christ, ‘He who loses his soul shall save it.’” See PICTURE of St. Vladimir.



The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Vladimir on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Flooding in Russia (July 2012) (Europe) See World  Mission Rosary Intentions: July 16 – July 20, 2012.

Russian Nuclear Submarine Fire  (December 29, 2011) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 2 – January 15, 2012.

Terrorist Killings in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia March 29, 2011) (Europe) World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 11 – April 24, 2011.


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