Icon of the Mother of God “of Tenderness” from Seraphim-Diveyevo

The Seraphim-Diveyevo “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God belonged to St Seraphim of Sarov, and was the icon he kept in his cell. The saint anointed the sick with oil from the lampada burning before this icon, and they received healing . The holy ascetic reposed while praying before the icon on January 2, 1833. Father Niphon, the Superior of the monastery, gave the holy “Tenderness” icon to the sisters of the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery.