Biography of Veremey

Description:
A peasant from Belorussia. Prior to 1917 he was persecuted by the tsarist authorities for his conversion to Catholicism. In the mid-1920s he was arrested for his “animated confession of the holy faith in the village and for his bold conversations about religion in the presence of the authorities.” Sent to Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp. In his memoirs, Fr. Donat Nowicki, who befriended Veremey in the camp, wrote of him: “He was a holy soul. A wonderfully deep faith and firm hope in God and frequent conversations about God with his cellmates constantly accompanied this soul.” Source: Nowicki, p. 22
Variant Names:
Veremey; Veremeĭ
Dates:
1917-1920
Locations:
Belarus
Subjects:
male; laity; fate unknown