St Euphrosyne of Polotsk – Feast Day – May 23

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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.

The Memorial of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk – Feast Day

St Euphrosyne of Polotsk Biography

Date of Birth 1110 AD
Country/Place of Birth Polotsk, Belarus
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
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

Saint’s Biography

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.

Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk
St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk

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