Book of Saints – Stanislaus

16th century illustration of Saint Stanislaus of Cracow; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

(Saint) Bishop Martyr (May 7) (11th century) One of the most famous of Polish Saints. Born near Cracow (A.D. 1030), and educated partly in Poland and partly at Paris, he became (A.D. 1071) Archbishop of Cracow. His pastoral zeal had won for him the love and esteem of his flock when it fell to him to rebuke and at last to excommunicate the able and powerful King Boleslaus II, who was leading an evil life. To revenge himself, the King, on the refusal of his guards to do so, killed the holy man with his own hand in a church near Cracow (A.D. 1079). Boleslaus, after this, detested by his subjects, fled the country and died miserably; while Saint Stanislaus was at once recognised as a Saint and a Martyr by the whole Polish0 nation. His formal canonisation took place in A.D. 1253.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Stanislaus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 May 2017. Web. 3 December 2020. <>