Biography of Vera Sapfirskaya (Sister Dosifea)

Born into the family of a general in Omsk province in 1900. Finished high school. Lived in Moscow and worked as a lab technician at the Institute of Physiatry and Orthopedics. Converted to Catholicism and later secretly became a nun, taking the name Sr. Dosifea. February 21, 1935 – arrested in Moscow in a case against the Catholic community of the illegal Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery (Remov et al.). 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, USSR]. Sent to the camps. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Remov et al.; Titov et al.
Variant Names:
Sapfirskaya , Vera; Sister Dosifea; Sapfirskai︠a︡, Vera Nikolaevna (Dosifei︠a︡)
Omskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia); Moscow (Russia)
female; clergy and religious; fate unknown