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Catholic Online Saints and Angels tell about St. Adalbert:  Poland is truly a land of saints. In its 1,030-year Christian history, it has produced 73 saints. The first was Adalbert, bishop of Prague, who was martyred in 997 while preaching Christianity to the pagan Prussians living in the Baltic Sea area. He was sent there by King Boleslaw of Poland who, when he learned of Adalbert's death, sent emissaries to retrieve the body so it could be given a Christian burial. The Prussians, however, demanded a ransom of silver equal in weight to that of Adalbert's body. A makeshift balance was erected with the body on one side and a pile of silver pieces on the other.

One by one, the pieces of silver were removed to achieve balance. To everyone's amazement, the scale did not level off until all but one small piece of silver weighing about an ounce remained. This "miracle" frightened the Prussians and so impressed the Poles that Adalbert was later canonized.

To this day, many Poles pray for Saint Adalbert's guidance when they have economic problems.

A very nice First Day Cover, cancelled on 23rd April (his feast day) 1997 as a joint issue between Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, and The Vatican can be seen here


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Note!  The Polish Post Office mentions on it's website that this issue has been withdrawn from postal circulation, and is no longer valid for postage.  (Update 8th February 2005). 


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At the occasion of the Polish born Pope, John Paul II's 80th birthday, Poland issued the below set as joint issue with the Vatican City.   According to Slania, he made separate plates for both countries, because they are printed from different printing presses.  The Vatican issues are printed by Swedish Post and Poland by Polish Post.  

Many thanks to Mr. Chong Meng (Singapore) for providing the scans for this site.

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