St Euphrosyne of Polotsk, also known as Pradslava, Yefrasinnya Polatskaya, Efrasinnia, Efrosin, Euphrasinne, or Evfrosinia, was a nun and founder of a convent at Seltse. She was born in 1110 AD in Polotsk, Belarus and died in 1173 AD at the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem. We celebrate her feast day on May 23 every year in the Catholic Church.
St Euphrosyne of Polotsk Biography
|Date of Birth||1110 AD|
|Country/Place of Birth||Polotsk, Belarus|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Nuns/Sisters|
|Place of Work||Jerusalem|
|Date of Death||1173 AD|
|Place of Death||Monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem|
|Feast Day||May 23|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||By Pope John Paul II in 1984 in Belarus|
|Patron Saint of||Belarus|
St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk was born in 1110 in Polotsk, Belarus as Pradslava. Her father was Prince Svyatoslav-Georgy Vseslavich, the second son of Vseslav the Sorcerer.
She refused to get married and runway from home to the convent where her aunt was the abbess. She became a nun taking the name Euphrosyne.
Euphrosyne gave the money she earned to the poor. She made a pilgrimage to Constantinople and was Received by Emperor Manuel I and Patriarch Michael III.
She took another pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where she was received by the Crusader King Amaury I.
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