St Josaphat

St Josaphat

St. Josaphat (1580-1623).  Born in the Ukraine of Orthodox parents, he became a “western” Catholic and joined the monks of St. Basil.  Becoming a priest, he was elected Bishop of Polock where he worked strenuously for the unity of the Church before suffering martyrdom at the hands of his enemies.

Picture: Martyrdom of Josaphat Kuntsevych(c. 1861) by Józef Simmler, National Museum in Warsaw

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