Stanislaus Szczepanowski was born into Polish nobility and raised in a devout family. When his parents died, Stanislaus distributed his inheritance to the poor. He was a notable priest and spiritual director, and later reluctantly became bishop of Krakow in 1072. He was well known for preaching against sinful living, regardless of class. Stanislaus was murdered during Mass, by King Boleslaus the Cruel, for excommunicating him for his war crimes.
b. 7/26/1030 Poland d. 5/8/1079 Poland
Patronage: Krakow, Poland, Soldiers in battle
Feast Day: April 11