Wenceslaus - Rosanne Pappas

This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.

"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1


Wenceslaus

September 28


Wenceslaus (Slovakian:  Václav c. 907-September 28, 935) was the duke of Bohemia (Modern Czech Republic and Slovakia) was raised a pious Christian and upon ascending the throne worked tirelessly to promote the Church throughout the kingdom. This raised considerable opposition, especially from his pagan brother and rival claimant to the Bohemian throne. He was ultimately martyred by his brother supporters.

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