New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Stanislas Kostka

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Confessor. Born in 1550 in Rostkovo, near Prasnysz, Poland; died in 1568 in Rome, Italy. He was educated in the Jesuit College at Vienna, and, recovering from a severe illness, during which he received Holy Communion from the hands of Saint Barbara, he went on foot to Rome, where he was received into the Society of Jesus in 1567. The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, or, in the midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country. Canonized in 1726. Relics in San Andrea Quirinale Church, Rome. Feast, 13 November.

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  • “Saint Stanislas Kostka”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 August 2013. Web. 1 August 2014. <>