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st. zdislava berka
Transcript of st. zdislava berka
Saint Zdislava of Krizanoz is known as Zdislava Berka, Zedislava Berkiana, and Zdislava of Lembark. St. Zdislava is the patron saint for troubled marriages and for people that are mocked for their faith. She is depicted as a Dominican with a cross wrapped with roses or filling the place of an ill person in bed. St. Zdislava's feast day is on January 1st.
Zdislava was beatified by
Pope Pius x on August 28, 1907. .
Zdislava was canonized
by Pope John Paul II on May 21,
1995 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
by Catey Riddick
St. Zdislava became a Lay Dominican. Lay Dominicans can be married. She did a lot of work to help the poor. She gave them food and medicine. She taught religion to the maids' children and visited inmates. When the Tartar army attacked she opened the castle as a shelter. Zdislava donated her bed to a homeless man. Her Husband Havel was going to bed but he did not find a homeless man he found the body of tortured Jesus. The vision changed his heart. Together they created churches and convents. They built the Basilica and abby of St. Zdislava and St. Laurent. It was burned down but rebuilt.
At the age of 15, St. Zdislava married Havel, Count of Lemberk. Havel was a night but became king in 1249. He was rude, mean, and cruel. She moved to his
castle which is the Castle of Lemberg and they had four kids who were Havel, Margaret, Jaroslav, and Zdislav.
St. Zdislava lived in the 13th century. She was born in 1220 in Križanov, Ždár nad Sázavou, Vysocina kraj. It is currently Czech Republic. Her father was a soldier and a ruler and she grew up in the Castle of Križanov . She is one of seven. When she was seven she escaped from her castle to become a hermit in the woods but she came back home to her castle.
St. Zdisilava died of an illness on January 1, 1252. She was only 32 years old. She is buried in the St. Zdislava and St. Laurent Basilica.
Right after Zdislava death in 1252, she appeared to her husband in a red dress and gave him a cloth. She raised five dead people back to life, cured leprosy, and healed a man from being blind.
Faithful God, by her married life and works of charity you taught Saint Zdislava to pursue the way of perfection. By her prayers, may family life be strengthened and be a witness to Christian virtue. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
- General Calendar of the Order of Preachers
"Look to the shining testimony of Saint Zdislava, mother of a family, rich in works of religion and works of mercy."
Pope John Paul II,
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ran away to be hermit
August 28, 1907
May 22, 1995
Canonized by Pope John Paul II
January 1, 1252
Husband, Havel, becomes king
basilica was built
October 24, 2000
On October 24, 2000 St. Zdislava was named the
main patron for the region of Litomerické by
Pope John Paul II.
named the main patron for the
region of Litomerické
Woods of hermit life
City of Miada bolesav
Castle of Lemberg
Basilica in Jablonne v Podjested
Olomouc City Canonized