Biography of Nina Kenarskaya

Born into the family of an Orthodox priest in Sergache, Nizhegorod province in 1898. Completed high school. Lived in Moscow and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1925 she became acquainted with Archbishop Bartholomew Remov and in 1932 secretly converted to Catholicism. She joined the Catholic community of the illegal Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery; she became the spiritual daughter of Archbishop Bartholomew. In November 1933 she became acquainted with Bishop Pius Neveu and in December she took religious vows. February 21, 1935 – arrested in Moscow in connection with the case against the Catholic community of Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery. April 14, 1935 – indicted on charges of “being a member of a Catholic group of a counter-revolutionary organization associated with an illegal monastery; attending the French church [St. Louis des Français]; and carrying out assignments for [Bishop] Neveu.” April 26, 1935 – sentenced under Articles 58-10 and 58-11 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to five years in corrective labor camps [Special Board, NKVD]. Sent to a camp. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: Osipova (1996), p. 174; Osipova (1999), p. 332; Titov et al.
Variant Names:
Kenarskai︠a︡ , Nina Aleksandrovna; Kenarskaya, Nina
Sergachskiĭ raĭon (Russia); Moscow (Russia)
female; clergy and religious; fate unknown