- Stephen of Piperi
Saint Stephen of Piperi (Serbian: Свети Стефан Пиперски) (died
May 20, 1697) is a Saintof the Serbian Orthodox Church.
He was born into the
Nikšičclan in the village of Župa of poor but devout parents, Radoje and Jacima. According to tradition, he first lived a life of asceticismin the Morača monasterywhere he was abbot. The Turks drove him out of Moračaand he settled in Rovacki, Turmanjin the place which today is called Celište. Later, he settled in Piperi in a cell where he remained in labor and asceticism until his death. He died peacefully on May 20, 1697 A.D. His relics still repose there and are claimed to produce miracles. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his repose, on May 20.
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