Stanislas, Kostka, St

Stanislas, Kostka, St.

was born in 1550 at the castle of Rostkom of a senatorial family, and distinguished himself by his early piety. After studying in the college of the Jesuits at Vienna, he desired to enter their order; but, being prevented by his father and brother, he went to Dillingen, where the provincial Canisius appointed him to the personal care of the pensioners of his college. He was afterwards sent to Rome, where he assumed the monastic habit, Oct. 28, 1567, and died Aug. 15, 1568. He was beatified by Clement VIII in 1604, and canonized by Clement XI, his festival being fixed on Nov. 13. His life has been written in Latin by Sacchini (Colon. 1617) and Zatti (Ingols., 1727), and in French by D'Orleans (Paris, 1672).

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