(Saint) (August 15) (16th century) A Polish Saint who died in Rome, being then a novice in the Society of Jesus (August 15, A.D. 1568), at the age of eighteen. During his short life he had had to suffer persecution both from his own kinsmen and from the Lutherans, with whom they were connected. Burning with love of God and devoted to Our Blessed Lady, Stanislaus achieved his object of entering the Society of Jesus, at the cost of journeying on foot from Poland to Rome, where he was welcomed by Saint Francis Borgia. Many were the supernatural favours bestowed upon the innocent youth by Almighty God, and universal has become the veneration in which he is held throughout the Catholic world.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Stanislaus Kostka”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2016. Web. 16 January 2017. <>