We expected that the regime would collapse quickly, but it did not
Vnislav Fruvirt was born on July 11, 1923 in the village Příbram na Moravě near Zastávka u Brna. He graduated from grammar school in Brno in 1942, and after his studies at an alumniate for priests he was ordained a priest on July 5, 1947. His first parish was in Tvarožná. In May 1952 he was transferred to Mašovice near Znojmo and from there he was drafted to do military service in Uherské Hradiště in November 1952. In January 1953 he was arrested by the StB for anti-state activity in Tvarožná. He was marked as a spiritual leader of the group and sentenced to ten years of imprisonment. Vnislav was interned in prisons in Cejl in Brno, in Znojmo, Mladá Boleslav and Valdice. Vnislav was released in 1960 during the extensive amnesty. He worked as a cleaner of tram rail switches for the Transport Company of the City of Brno and later as a tram driver. He received the official permission to serve as a priest again in 1966. He served as a chaplain in Staré Brno, as a vicar in the Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral and from 1973 he was a priest in Brno-Bystrc. From 1986 he worked as a judge of the diocese church court. In September 2010 he was appointed the Chaplain of His Holiness (monsignore).