Saint Ludmila

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Ludmila; date and artist unknown; Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Olomouc, Czech Republic; photographed on 9 September 2006 by Michal Manas; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Ludmilla

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Daughter of a Slavic prince. Duchess of Bohemia, married to Boriwoi, first Christian Duke of Bohemia; the two were baptized by Saint Methodius in 871. They built the first Christian church in Bohemia, and tried to force Christianity on their subjects; they failed. Widow. Grandmother and tutor of Saint Wenceslaus of Bohemia. Gave a proper burial to Saint Ivan. Her daughter-in-law, Drahomira, jealous of the influence which Ludmilla wielded over her grandson, Wenceslaus, had her murdered.

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  • “Saint Ludmila“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 February 2010. Web. 18 April 2015. <>