The Life of Saint Euphrosyne of Połack

Saint Euphrosyne (c. 1105-1167) was the granddaughter of the famous prince of Polack, Usiaslau (Vseslav) whose long reign (1044-1101) and many exploits ... made such an impression on his contemporaries that they refused to believe him to be an ordinary mortal... Young Pradslava - such was the name of Euphrosyne before she took the veil - seems to have inherited many traits of her grandfather's character...This became manifest early in her life when she refused all proposals of marriage and, without her parent's knowledge, run away to the convent... in addition to a convent of nuns Saint Euphrosyne founded a monastery for monks and remained superior of both establishments...