On May 2, the memory of the blessed old woman Matrona - Matryona Dmitrievna Nikonova, a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church, is celebrated.
Matrena Dmitrievna was born in 1881 in the village of Sebino, Tula province. The girl was blind from birth. Parents even wanted to give their daughter to an orphanage, but Matrena's mother had a strange dream about a white bird of extraordinary beauty, but blind. After that, the parents changed their minds about abandoning the child.
According to the life, Matrena already at the age of eight treated the sick and predicted the future of people. At the age of 18, the girl lost her legs.