The Letter “O” gets its turn in the ongoing series about the saints. Today’s saint is one who lived an interesting life, to say the least, Olga of Kiev:
Saint Olga (Old Church Slavonic: Ольга, born c. 890 died 11 July 969, Kiev) was a ruler of Kievan Rus’ as regent (945–c. 963) for her son, Svyatoslav.
A few quick facts about her:
- She was born and raised a pagan, and converted decades into her life.
- Marriage proposals to Olga could be a risky business, both for oneself and one’s people.
- She is the grandmother of Vladimir the Great, who Christianized the kingdom of Rus.
I would encourage my readers to learn more about her at her wiki, located here.