Martin Blanka was a coadjutor brother, the first brother in the American mission. A man of many virtues, his piety, patience, discretion, and resourcefulness were especially esteemed. He helped establish the seminary at Saint Mary’s of the Barrens; he served as carpenter, stonemason, cook, and tailor. He was responsible for maintaining the good order of the house. His prayers were also much admired as an example for others in the community. Toward the end of his life, he served at the Seminary of Saint Vincent de Paul in Louisiana.
Rybolt, John E. C.M., Ph.D.
"Notable Vincentians (2): Brother Martin Blanka,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol9/iss2/2