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Crazy John a modern day Saint who people called a fool when in reality he was a fool for Christ.    The priest saw the fool pulling money out of his pockets and depositing it the charity box.  --"What on earth are you doing there you fool?" the priest shouted.  And Crazy John replied "Well father, you see a hole opened in my pocket, so to prevent the money from falling through the hole and losing it, I put it in the box for the Panaghia to guard, and to give it to others poorer than me!"

This excerpt was taken from the newly-circulated book about Crazy John, a modern-day ” Fool for Christ ” "Foolishness for Christ".

Taking the podvig of the holy fool--This man’s name is Dobre. A Bulgarian man living in abject poverty. He has donated over 20k euros to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Everyday, he stands in the church  begs, but not for himself. All money given to him, he donates to the church. He is the biggest individual donor to the church in the past few decades. He walks several kilometers to and from the church each day. He is known as “The Righteous from Bajlo

98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.