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  SAINT STANISLAW

 

  In 1079 the king Boleslaw waged war with Kiev. He took his knights and left women alone, only with children, old men and those who could not fight. When the men fight in Kiev, the women betrayed their husbands, so when the soldiers came back and noticed what happened, punished the women in various ways. But the punishment given by the king Boleslaw was the most horrible – he forced the women to feet dogs with the women’s breasts.
  In this moment the bishop Stanislaw took women’ side, and in public, in the church of Skalka, was saying against the king. The king was very violent, he came from his castle in Wawel and killed the bishop. Moreover, he cut into pieces his body and left in the pool next to the church. In this moment raven came trying to eat the body, but hopefully also eagles came and were flying as long, as believers came, hold the body of the bishop Stanislaw, and in this moment the body grew together.
That was the prophecy, soon Poland was divided into semi-independent duchies, but exactly like the body of Saint Stanislaw grew together, the duchies will reunite and became one strong country.
  Today Saint Stanislaw is the patron-saint of Poland, Krakow and the Wawel Cathedral.


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