The Child’s Name – Adalbert

detail of a coloured engraving of Saint Adalbert of Prague, date and artist unknown; Wellcome Library, London, EnglandA Bohemian of noble birth, who after years of careful study received Holy Orders, and was made Bishop of Prague. He resigned bis bishopric, entered a monastery at Rome, and later preached the Gospel in Hungary, Poland, and Prussia, where be was murdered by infidels in 997. Feast day, April 23d.

– from the book The Child’s Name, by Julian McCormick, 1899