Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk
“Saint Tikhon lived from 1724 to 1783 ... Monastic struggle, his adoration of God, and love for neighbor were the main spring of his life. He dedicated much time to the composition of spiritual texts, so that many hungry souls would be nourished. He gave alms. He visited prisons and institutions as an unknown bringing material help. He especially supported children and the destitute by his tender compassion. He distributed all his stipend on alms.” —Introduction to the Greek Edition of Journey to Heaven.