Feastday St. Christian: December the 4th
When did St. Christian live: Thirteenth century
Biography of St. Christian:
St. Christian, Cistercian monk of Poland, went to Prussia to evangelise the pagan population. Nominated missionary bishop by pope Innocent III, he became the first bishop of Prussia. St. Christian struggled for the proselytism and the independence of the subordinated Prussian population. In 1233 St. Christian was captured and imprisoned. He was liberated in 1238 and then he drew back in a monastery, probably the monastery of Sulejow in Poland, where he died on the fourth of December 1245.
Statues and sculptures of St. Christian - portrayal, imagery and emblem: The sculpture represents St. Christian as a bishop with a book in his hand.