Biography of Nadezhda Tsvetkova (Sister Teresa, OP)

Born into a peasant family in Smolensk province in 1901. Had a high school education specializing in pre-school education. Lived in Moscow and gave private lessons. Converted to Catholicism and entered the Abrikosova community of Dominican Sisters, taking the name Sr. Teresa. November 13, 1923 – arrested in a case against Russian Catholics. May 19, 1924 – sentenced under Article 61 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to three years’ exile [OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Chernoye, Tobolsk region. Released May 9, 1927, but prohibited from living in the six largest cities or the borderland regions for a period of three years. She settled with her parents in Smolensk, where she broke her religious vows and married. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: Assumptionist Archives, Rome, 2ER.66, p. 1; GARF, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 37, l. 501-509; d. 73, l. 141-148; d. 75, l. 227-228; d. 76, l. 176-178; d. 114, l. 21; Osipova (1996), p. 208; Osipova (1999), p. 341; Abrikosova et al. (1924); Ott; Sokolovskyi, p. 221
Variant Names:
Tsvetkova, Nadezhda; Sister Teresa; T︠S︡vetkova, Nadezhda Efimovna (Tereza)
Smolenskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia); Moscow (Russia); Tobolʹsk (Russia)
female; clergy and religious; fate unknown