Biography of Catherine Preobrazhenskaya, Sisters of the Holy Spirit

Description:
Born into the family of a bureaucrat in St. Petersburg in 1903. Lived in Petrograd and was a student at the Pedagogical Institute. She became a Catholic and entered the convent. She belonged to the Russian Catholic Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit; attended classes of Dmitry Kryuchkov’s theology group. January 10, 1924 – arrested in a case against Russian Catholics. May 19, 1924 – sentenced under Article 61 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to eight years in prison [OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Suzdal, but in 1927 was transferred to the Yaroslavl political isolator; released in 1931 and exiled for three years. She was in Kolpashevo, Narym region, and later transferred to Perm. Fate there-after unknown. Sources: GARF, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 42, l. 118-124; d. 77, l. 155-156; d. 128, l. 232-234; d. 224, l. 88-92; d. 373, l. 72; d. 395, l. 66-67, 105-106, 123, 131-132, 141-144, 151-157; d. 396, l. 179-187, 191-192; d. 398, l. 179-180; d. 737, l. 150-161; d. 848, l. 26-31, 79-81; Osipova (1996), p. 191; Osipova (1999), p. 336; Abrikosova et al. (124); Sokolovskyi, p. 162; Shkarovskii, p. 278
Variant Names:
Preobrazhenskaya, Catherine; Preobrazhenskaia, Ekaterina Osipovna
Dates:
1903-1931
Locations:
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Suzdalʹ (Russia); I︠A︡roslavlʹ (I︠A︡roslavskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Kolpashevo (Russia)
Subjects:
female; clergy and religious; fate unknown