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Born July 26, 1030 at Sezepanow in Cracow, Poland.  He was educated in the schools of his native country.  He attended the university of Gnesna.  For seven years he studied canon law and theology in Paris.  He refused the degree of doctor because of his humility and returned home. He was ordained and was given a canonry by the Bishop of Cracow.  He was known for his preaching and was sought after as a spiritual advisor.  He denounced the King’s cruelties and injustices.  Among other things, the King kidnaped the wife of a nobleman.  Stanislaus excommunicated King Boleslaaus and stopped services at the cathedral.  King Boleslaus killed Stanislaus while he was saying Mass in a chapel on April 11.  He was canonized by Pope Innocent IV in 1253.

FEAST DAY:  April 11

PATRON OF:  Cracow

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