Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945) known as, Saint Mary (or Mother Maria) of Paris. Born Elizaveta Yurievna Pilenko, (Kuzmina-Karavayeva by her first marriage, Skobtsova by her second marriage), she was a Russian emigre, poet, social worker, Orthodox nun. As a member of the French Resistance during World War II, she opened her home to refugees and forged visas. She lost one child to meningitis and another to the camps. She died at Ravensbruk camp.