Biography of Sofia Likhareva (Sr. Josafata, Sisters of the Holy Spirit)

Lived in Leningrad. Joined the convent; belonged to the Russian [Eastern Rite] Catholic parish of Descent of the Holy Spirit. January 13, 1927 – arrested in connection with a case against Russian Catholics and accused of espionage. March 14, 1927 – released “for lack of facts constituting a crime” and her file was closed [Special Board, OGPU Collegium]. In February 1931 she was brought in for interrogation in the case against Fr. Soloviev, but not convicted. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: Soloviev et al.; Investigatory Matter 14436, Archive of the Directorate of the FSB for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region; Shkarovskii, pp. 52, 60
Variant Names:
Likhareva, Sof'ia Aleksandrovna; Sister Iosafata, Sisters of Holy Spirit; Likhareva, Sofia
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
female; clergy and religious; fate unknown