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|Subject: Saint Ludmilla Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:42 pm|| |
Daughter of a Slavic prince, she married Duke Borivoy of Bohemia, whom she followed into the Church. They built a church near Prague and tried unsuccessfully to force Christianity on their subjects.
On the death of Borivoy, his sons Spytihinev and Ratislav, who had married Drahomira, succeeded him, and Ludmila brought up the latter's son Wenceslaus.
On the death of Ratislav, Drahomira became regent, kept Wenceslaus from Ludmila and reportedly caused her to be strangled at Tetin.
Her Feast-day is September 16th.
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."