After his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1138 he had the idea of founding a monastery of regular canons in Prague, what would becom Strahov Monastery. He had the support of the bishops of Prague and the Duke of Bohemia Soběslav I and -- after his death -- Vladislav II. After Zdík's first unsuccessful attempt to found a Czech variant of the canons' order at the place called Strahov in 1140, an invitation was issued to the Premonstratensians, whose first representatives arrived from Steinfeld in the Rhine valley (Germany).
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