Igumenia (Mother Superior) Larisa’s birth name was Lyubov Klychareva. She grew up in Central Russia, where she became acquainted with monastic life as a teenager. As an adult, she moved to the Lintula Convent founded on the Karelian Isthmus, where she was first ordained a nun and then Igumenia (Mother Superior) of the Convent.
As concerns her life, we know only what is written in the annals of the Lintula Convent. A person ordained a nun must give up all worldly expectations and devote her life to spirituality. Major events that affected the Isthmus, such as Finland’s independence and the Civil War, are also reflected in the history of the Lintula Convent.