At the Prague archbishopric, he will reveal the probable form of Saint Adalbert

At the Prague archbishopric, he will reveal the probable form of Saint Adalbert
At the Prague archbishopric, he will reveal the probable form of Saint Adalbert
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Prague – Today, the public will see for the first time the probable face of Saint Adalbert, the main patron of the Prague archbishopric. The detailed three-dimensional documentation was created on the basis of the skull of the saint from the St. Vitus treasure. Saint Adalbert lived in the second half of the 10th century, he was the second bishop of Prague.

The digital copy of the saint’s skull was examined by a team of experts from the Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland and Australia led by the Brazilian Cicero Moraes. He will present the result of his work, which is the probable form of Vojtěch’s face, today in the building of the Prague Archbishopric in the presence of Archbishop Jan Graubner.

For Moraes, Vojtěch is not the first Czech saint whose appearance he reconstructed. In 2021, he and his team presented the effigy of Saint Ludmila. He similarly reconstructed the faces of other historical figures. For this, it uses software intended primarily for doctors, who can use it to process data from computed tomography and plan surgical interventions.

Saint Adalbert, better known abroad under the confirmation name Adalbert, lived in the second half of the 10th century. He came from the Slavníkov family. He received his education in Magdeburg. After returning to Prague, he became an assistant to the first Czech bishop Dětmar. After his death, he became the second bishop of Prague. Among other things, he was responsible for the founding of the Břevnov Monastery in Prague. After the slaughter of the Slavniks, Vojtěch undertook a missionary journey to the Baltics, where he was killed while spreading the faith.

Vojtěch was declared a saint in 999. In 1965, Pope Paul VI made him the main patron of the Prague Archdiocese. The feast of St. Audrey falls on April 23.

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