Saint Stanislaus Kostka was born in Poland into a large noble family. At 14, Stanislaus attended a Jesuit prep school, where he exemplified an iron will to live a life of holiness. Once when ill, angels brought him Holy Communion, which prompted his desire to enter the Jesuits. He walked over 350 miles to Rome, where St. Francis Borgia welcomed him into the novitiate. After 10 months, he predicted his own death and died 2 days later on the Feast of the Assumption of a fever.