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Monument to Gaudentius and St. Adalbert in Libice nad Cidlinou, Czech Republic


Radim Gaudentius ( , ) (970 – c. 1020) was Archbishop of Gniezno and the first Polishmarker archbishop.

Radim was an illegitimate son of Prince Slavník, and thus the half-brother of Adalbert of Prague.In 989, the two journeyed to Rome where they joined the Benedictine monastery of Sts. Boniface and Alexius on the Aventinemarker, with Radim adopting the name Gaudencius or Gaudentius. He accompanied Adalbert on his fatal journey to Prussia in 997.

Surviving the mission fatal to his half-brother, back in Rome he related the events of the journey to Abbot John Canaparius, who wrote a biography of Adalbert, and worked to promote his canonization.

Literature

  • Attwater, D.: Slovník svatých, Vimperk 1993
  • Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-140-51312-4.
  • Bruno z Querfurtu: Život svatého Vojtěcha, Praha 1996
  • Kolektiv: Bohemia Sancta: životopisy českých světců a přátel Božích, Praha 1990
  • Kolektiv: Svatý Vojtěch, sborník k mileniu, Praha 1997
  • Michal Lutovský, Zdeněk Petráň: Slavníkovci ISBN 80-7277-291-0


References

links

  • http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06590b.htm



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