Monday, January 27, 2020

Saint Benedict of Szkalka – Saint of the Day – May 1

St. Benedict of Szkalka Biography

St. Benedict of Szkalka Profile. Born: 10th century in Slovakia, Europe. Worked in Slovakia. Died: 1012 in Slovakia. Feast Day is celebrated on May 1.


The Feast of St. Benedict of Szkalka – Saint of the Day

St. Benedict of Szkalka Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

10th century

Country of Birth

Slovakia in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Monks


Benedictine monk

Place of Work


Date of Death


Place of Death


Feast Day

May 1


Beatified by N/A


Canonized by Pope Saint Gregory VII in 1085

Patron Saint of



Saint Benedict of Szkalka
St. Benedict of Szkalka

Saint’s Biography

Saint Benedict of Szkalka was a Benedictine monk at the Saint Hippolyte monastery on Mount Zobor outside Nitra in modern Slovakia in the late 10th century. He later became a hermit with his friend saint and spiritual teacher Andrew Zorar.


In 1009 when Andrew died Benedict continued to live in the cave for three years until he was strangled to death in 1012 by a gang of robbers looking for treasure. They dumped his body in the Vah River, but his body was found perfectly preserved a year later watched over by an eagle. In 1083 his relics were transferred to the Cathedral of Saint Emmeram in Nitra, Slovakia.