Hegumenia Larisa


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.

More about online exhibition

Museum’s work group:
Mona Taipale, Satu Ståhlberg and Johanna Piipponen

Script for the online exhibition: Pauliina Veijalainen
The online exhibition’s script is based on the joint exhibition Barefoot of the Lappeenranta museums, which was scripted by Anna Kortelainen. The character texts of the online exhibition are based on the articles by Anna Kortelainen in the book Avojaloin – 20 tositarinaa Karjalan Kannakselta (publisher: Gummerus).

Graphic design: Päivi Veijalainen / Huhtikuu

Technical implementation: Marko Myllymäki / Atadone

Audio clip scripts: Anna Kortelainen

Audio clip readers:
Jukka Lehtinen
Liisa Lehtinen
Maria Lehtinen
Mikko Pirinen
Netta Salonsaari
Antti Taipale
Helmi Taipale
Mikko Taipale
Mona Taipale

Image copyrights:
Etelä-Karjalan museo (EKM)
Etelä-Karjalan taidemuseo (EKTM)
Lintulan luostari
National Board of Antiquities
Pietarin kaupunginmuseo
(State Museum of the History of St Petersburg. St Petersburg)
Ostrobothnian Museum
Border Museum
Finnish Labour Museum Werstas (TW)
Private collections

The exhibition is supported by the National Board of Antiquities