Confessor, apostle of the North, born castle of Lanka, Kamin, Silesia, Poland, 1185; died Krakow, Poland, 1257. He was a relative of Saint Ceslaus. He studied at Krakow, Prague, and Bologna and received the title of Doctor of Law and Divinity. Accompanying his uncle, Bishop Ivo Konski of Krakow, to Rome, he there met Saint Dominic and was among the first to be enrolled in the new Order of Friars Minor. After his profession he was appointed head of a band of missionary preachers sent into Poland. There he established numerous communities and preached in Prussia, Pomerania, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Lower Russia. Many miracles are credited to him. Canonized, 1594. Relics at Paris, France. Feast, 17 August.