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St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr
Born in Szczepanów on July 26, 1030, details concerning the early life of Stanislaus remain relatively unkown. Sources do indicate, however, that he came from a family of some political or social stature being that he was able to pursue an education in both Gniezno as well as Paris.

He was appointed Bishop of Kraków by Duke Boleslaus II in 1071. Boleslaus became King of Poland in 1076, his cognomen being Boleslaus Largus, i.e., Boleslaus the Bountiful. According to historical sources the two men, Stanislaus and Boleslaus became engaged in a conflict which resulted in the death of the former and the political demise of the latter. Stanislaus was martyred at the order of Boleslaus on April 11, 1079. He was canonized by Pope Innocent IV in the basilica of St. Francis of Assisi on September 8, 1253.

Read about the Parish's ‘Stanislavian Year’.

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