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Feastday: November 12
Death: 1005

Italian Benedictine martyrs. Benedict, with John, Matthew, Isaac, and Christinus, went with St. Adalbert of Prague to a mission among the Slavic peoples. Robbers attacked their monastery near Gnesen and slew them. Pope Julius II canonized them. They are revered in Poland as "the Five Polish Brothers;' although they were not Poles and not related.


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