The Holy skull of Adalbert

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Relics of Bohemia’s Patron Saint Adalbert find new resting place.

The claimed to be "holy" skull of Saint Adalbert of Prague. The claimed to be “holy” skull of Saint Adalbert of Prague.

The holy relics of Saint Adalbert of Prague, or Vojtěch as he is known in his native country, have received a new shrine at their final resting place at Prague Castle. Besides the Czech Republic, the legacy of 10th-century Catholic cleric and martyr is honored also in Poland, Hungary and Germany.

A special holy mass on Saint Adalbert’s feast day was served by Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka on Wednesday evening in St. Vitus Cathedral – whose full name is actually St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral. During the service, a newly made shrine to contain the saint’s relics was blessed and the remains then found their final resting place within the church.

The skull is normally kept for disply in a box under the altar. The skull is normally kept for disply in a box under the altar.

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2 comments on “The Holy skull of Adalbert

  1. Scarlett says:

    This looks like something Jeffrey Dahmer would have had on his coffee table.

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