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Feastday: July 14

Patron of Bohemia

Birth: 970

Death: 1053


Basilian abbot, founder, and hermit. A native of Bohemia, he studied at Prague before receiving ordination and becoming a canon of the Basilians. In later years he devoted himself to the life of a hermit and then became an abbot founder of Sazaba Abbey, Prague. He was canonized in 1804.


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