13 November: St. Stanislaw Kostka

Today in the new calendar is the feast of St. Stanislaw Kostka, the young Jesuit who dies in Rome.  This holy young man could be a good example for young people today, if people knew his story.  It is interesting that in his life he had two visions of Our Lady, one to heal him and another when he was about to die of malaria in Rome.

Here is a shot of his tomb in the Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale in Rome.


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  1. Giovanni S. says:

    also in the old calendar!!
    pro aliquibus locis!!!

  2. jon messer says:

    Aren’t St. Stanislaw’s remains in Krakow at the catedral in Wawel castle?

  3. David says:


    YOu are correct. That, however, is a different St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr.


  4. pattif says:

    Thanks for this, Father. Another place of pilgrimage on my next trip.

  5. Sid Cundiff says:

    Sant’Andrea al Quirinale is one of the most beautiful Churches in Rome, and Bernini’s architectural masterpiece. It is a hymn to God in marble.

  6. David G says:

    If you go to Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, be sure to visit the apartment upstairs, behind the sanctuary. It will cost you 1 euro and you will see a remarkable sculpture of St. Stanislaus Kostka on his deathbed, among other sights.

  7. Paul Hargadon says:

    Please say a prayer to Saint Stanislaus Kostka that his namesake parish in Saint Louis will return to communion with the Church.

  8. Andrew says:

    And perhaps say another prayer that the Archdiocese of STL will not do anything more to harm Polish heritage in the city of St. Louis, as it has done with St. Hedwig Parish and St. Casimir Parish… St. Stanislaus is the only thing left preserving the heritage of the St. Louis Catholic Polonia. The archbishop moved the “loyalist” Poles to a German church where they were not wanted.

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