Blondina was the daughter of the priest Zacharia Popovici and his wife Seraphima and was born in the bessarabian village of Grusenti. Her ancestry, education and verticality were solid enough arguments for the communist rulers to arrest and send her in the brutal prisons and camps of Gulag. After 15 years of slavery and suffering, separated from her family, she is being led by God back to mother country, where a big sorrow is waiting for her: her son, the victim of atheist indoctrination, together with his wife, a party activist offers her a choice: live with them in their house and renounce her faith or keep her faith but become a homeless. She was given 3 days for consideration. Mother Blondina didn’t hesitate for a moment. She chose God, thus becoming a homeless.
Her witness about camp experience:
“Walking through the camp courtyard I’ve noticed a sad thing: many blind and mad. I’ve asked the woman who was guiding me how did it happen? She told me that those who do not want to work they go mad. They just sit and think about all the injustices done to them. They are given only the minimal portion of 300 grams of bread and they’re supplied with this portion until they die. The other ones, because of the sufferings and the stress, become blind and are never able to recover. I was terrified, but I understood that my only salvation here is to work honestly.”