St. Wenceslaus

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/28


Patron Of: Brewers, Bohemia, Czech Republic, Moravia, Prague, Czech Republic

Also known as
    Vaceslav
    Vaclav
    Wenceslaus of Bohemia
    Wenzel

Memorial
    28 September

Profile
    Duke of Bohemia. Grandson and student of Saint Ludmilla. Ascended to power when his father was killed during a pagan backlash against Christianity, which he fought against with prayer and patience. Murdered by his brother Boleslaus at the door of a church; killed for political reasons, but normally listed as a martyr since the politics arose from his faith. Miracles reported at his tomb.

Born
    907 at Prague, Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Died
    martyred 28 September 929 at Stara Boleslaw

Patronage
    Bohemia
    brewers
    Czech Republic
    Czechoslovakia
    Moravia
    Prague, Czech Republic



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