August 24, 2008


From the Catholic Encyclopedia:

On 28 September, 935, St. Wenceslaus was murdered by his brother Boleslaw and his accomplices at the door of the church in Altbunzlau. Yet Boleslaw found himself obliged to rule in a manner favourable to the Christian-German party. Much was done for the Christian civilization of Bohemia by his children, Boleslaw II the Pious, Milada, and Dubravka . . . . Milada, sister of the duke, who lived in a Benedictine abbey at Rome, was appointed by the pope under the name of Maria abbess of the Abbey of St. George on the Hradschin, the first monastic foundation in Bohemia.

Laura is reading The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause. I consider Blood and Chocolate to be one of the best young adult novels ever written (but avoid the movie version like the plague).

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