Book of Saints – Adalbert

detail of a coloured engraving of Saint Adalbert of Prague, date and artist unknown; Wellcome Library, London, EnglandArticle

(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (April 23) (10th century) One of the Patron Saints of Bohemia and Poland. A Bohemian by birth, consecrated in his infancy to Our Blessed Lady, he was educated by Adalbert, Archbishop of Magdeburg and, on his return to Bohemia, was ordained priest by Diethmar, Archbishop of Prague, whom he succeeded shortly afterwards. Driven from Prague, he retired for a time to the Abbey of Saint Boniface in Rome; and after vain efforts to re-enter his own Diocese, directed his zeal to the conversion of Hungary, Poland and Prussia. His missionary success was great, and his labours only ceased on his receiving the crown of martyrdom at Dantzig (A.D. 997).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Adalbert”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2016. Web. 22 October 2021. <>