Feastday of St. Adalbert of Mageburg: June 20
When he lived: during the Tenth century
Biography of St. Adalbert of Magdeburg:
Saint Adalbert is called the Apostle of the Slavs. He was a German monk of the Benedictine Monastery in Tréves, who was consecrated a bishop and sent to Russia where he was responsible for the missionary work in Russia. After almost risking his life, he moved to Germany. He was then made abbot of Weissenburg in Alsace and bishop of Magdeburg in Saxony. This was a diocese founded to provide missionary programs for the Slavs.He died in Zscherbeu.
Patronage: He is the saint patron of the Slavs
Wooden statues and sculptures of St. Adelard in portrayal, imagery and emblem made in Val Gardena: The statue of St. Adalbert of Magdeburg represents him as a bishop wearing the miter, holding the crook and a book.