Sermons on Saint Stanislaus

Medieval sermons on St. Stanislaus, Bishop of Cracow, edited by Stanislava Kuzmová.

This is a selection of 12 sermons on St. Stanislaus, Bishop of Cracow. He was martyred by Boleslaus II, King of Poland, and was the first Pole to be canonized in 1253. He became the patron-saint of Cracow and later of the Polish Kingdom. The sermons were delivered on the feast-days of his martyrdom (May 8) and translation (September 27). The preserved texts date to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, many of them being anonymous, others written or delivered by well-known Cracow intellectuals. These sermons have been edited with a more extensive critical apparatus, and described in more detail on the background of the entire corpus of sermons on this saint in Stanislava Kuzmová, Preaching Saint Stanislaus. Medieval Sermons on St. Stanislaus of Cracow, His Image and Cult, Warsaw: DiG, 2013. The editions with full apparatus there in Appendix 5. The work was completed with the financial support of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA, NN 81446).