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Born July 26, 1030 to noble parents.  He was educated at Gnesen and was ordained. Bishop Lampert Zula gave him a canonry and made him his preacher for which he became noted.  He became a spiritual advisor and was sought after.  His efforts to reform were successful.  In 1072 he was named Bishop of Cracow.  King Boleslaus was a cruel man, even to the point of kidnapping a nobleman’s beautiful wife.  St. Stanislaus incurred the King’s wrath when he denounced his cruelties.  Stanislaus excommunicated the King and stopped services when Boleslaus entered the cathedral.  Boleslaus killed St. Stanislaus while he was saying Mass in a chapel outside the city on April 11.  He was canonized by Pope Innocent IV in 1253.

FEAST DAY:  May 7

PATRON OF:  Cracow

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