Blessed Adalbert (Wojciech) Nierychlewski priest and martyr
Dabrowa, Poland, April 20, 1903 – Auschwitz, Poland, February 7, 1942
Wojciech Nierychlewski was born in Dabrowa, around Lodzkie Poland, April 20, 1903. Priest of the Congregation of Saint Michael Archangel, at the time of the Nazi military regime contrary to human dignity and religion, he was arrested in October, 1941 and deported to the extermination camp at Auschwitz, near Krakow. Here, because of his faith in Christ, he died because of the atrocious torture February 7, 1942.
Pope John Paul II on June 13, 1999 raised to the altars far 108 victims of the Nazi persecution, including Blessed Adalberto Nierychlewski, who is therefore now celebrated on the anniversary of his martyrdom.
Roman Martyrology: Close to Cracow in Poland, Blessed Adalbert Nierychlewski, priest of the Congregation of St. Michael and martyr who, on his faith in Christ, victim of a military regime against human dignity; deported because of his religion to Auschwitz extermination camp, where he died under torture.