Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek was a bishop, author, and poet. He penned textbooks for schools including those that he himself opened and he was a vocal supporter of ecumenism and led efforts to achieve a greater dialogue with other faiths with an emphasis on the Eastern Orthodox Church. Slomsek underwent his theological and philosophical studies in order to enter the priesthood. He was considered to be an excellent preacher as well as a tireless and modest cleric. The bishop oversaw the construction of new schools and he himself issued textbooks for students and edited others while also publishing his own sermons and episcopal statements. Bl Anton died on 24 September 1862 after having suffered a series of stomach ailments for some time.
Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek, you helped teach about the Good News to children and adults alike. Pray for us that we may, too, preach about the Lord the way you did. Amen.