St. Wenceslaus was born in Prague (in what was then Bohemia and is now the Czech Republic) in 907. The duke of Bohemia came to power after his father was killed in a time of backlash against Christianity. St. Wenceslaus fought the backlash through prayer. His brother, Boleslaus, killed him for political reasons Sept. 28, 929. However, St. Wenceslaus is considered a martyr since those reasons stemmed from his Christian faith. There have been miracles reported at his tomb. St. Wenceslaus is patron saint of Bohemia, the Czech Republic and Prague.