St. Stanislaus was born to noble parents in 1079 in Poland. After the death of his parents, he gave his inheritance to the poor. He became a priest and then vicar-general of the Krakow cathedral. He then became bishop of Krakow in 1072 and preached against sinful living. St. Stanislaus was murdered by King Boleslaus the Cruel after St. Stanislaus excommunicated him because of his war crimes and attempt to steal land from the church. The reaction of the people was so great that Boleslaus fled and, consumed by guilt, became a monk. St. Stanislaus is patron saint of Krakow, Poland.