Bogumił of Gniezno, St.

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Archbishop of Gniezno; date of birth unknown; d. Dubrow, near Koło, Poland, 1092. Quite probably Bogumil (a.k.a. Theophilus) resigned his see in 1080 after five years in office and became a hermit until his death 12 years later. There is a puzzling divergence of opinion and lack of accurate information about him. He was venerated as a saint from the Middle Ages, and his cult was approved by the Holy See in 1925.

Feast: June 10.

Bibliography: z. kozŁowska-budkowa, in Polski Słwnik biograficzny, v. 2 (Cracow 1936) 200201. p. david, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, ed. a. baudrillart et al. (Paris 1912) 9:417418. j. prus and w. sniewski, Bogumil Piotr; arcybiskup Gnieznienski (London 1973). z. szostkiewicz, "Katalog Biskupów obrz. łac. Przedrozbiorowej Polski," Sacrum Poloniae Millennium 1 (1954) 417, 535. For a different version, see a. butler, The Lives of the Saints, ed. h. thurston and d. attwater (New York 1956) 2:519520. b. stasiewski, Lekicon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 2:558.

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