The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Monastic cats do not differ from their “secular” counterparts. For example, just like walking on their own.

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The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Savva Storozhevsky monastery in Zvenigorod

Or sitting on the roof, enjoying the silence

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

But if you’re not the only cat in the monastery, it is better to walk closer to the refectoryThe World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

And it’s the competition …

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

“Oh, I had these pilgrims!” – Said cat Matroskin.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

They are even in the cell can not hide! And for whom do they write ?!

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Achairsky Monastery, Omsk region

But what to do, without the monastery pilgrims way. We have to endure.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Whether business – the monks! “At first we thought it was a cat that monk painfully embraced, but as it turns out, it was just the wandering cat” – writes a blogger about a pilgrim visiting Optina.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Cats and monks – best friends.

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Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery Mirozhsky Zavelichsky. Hieromonk Athanasius and cat Timothy – a favorite of the brethren.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Prioress Odessa St. Michael’s Monastery Abbess Seraphim and her cat Peach.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Кто сказал, что монастырские коты не умеют читать и не интересуются историей обители?

They can even pray. Watch a candle shop, for example.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

But cats do not take vows so often go into the world. More precisely, they carry. Especially kittens. For example, the historical picture. Monks monastery Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Hieromonk Tikhon ceremony led by the choice and transfer of a kitten a good host.

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

Zadonsk Monastery Nativity of Our Lady gave the ticket to the lives of thousands of animals. This is not surprising when you consider that. Work on the “cat’s device”.

For 18 years of his life in the convent Mother she attached in good hands about seven thousand cats!

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

But Fluff, favorite cat abbess Gorny Monastery Nativity of the Virgin Mother Superior Gabriel (Glukhova) became famous not only in newspapers

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire

There was a time when, even in Grodno ice cream was produced with his portrait!

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But what to say, if this is a cat who met Kuklachev!

The World Day of pets. Monastic cats Benevolent Empire