Roman Martyrology: In Logiewniki, Poland, Blessed Raffaele (Melchior) Chylinski, a Priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, who, in Krakow, during the plague, visited the patients to help them prepare for a holy and honorable and Christian death.
Thanks to a miracle attributed to his intercession and approved January 22, 1991, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II June on 9, 1991 in Warsaw, during his apostolic visit to Poland.
Chylinski Melchiorre was born in Wysoczko the January 8, 1694 in the district of Poznan in Poland, grew up in healthy environment and pious and completed his studies in the schools of his city, embraced the military life and became lieutenant-Journal, but did not last long, obeying the call of God he felt within himself, at age 21 he went to Krakow and entered the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and April 4, 1715, received the habit of changing the cleric named Raffaele.
After his novitiate he made his solemn profession if vows in December 1717 and was ordained a priest. Was Brother monastery of rare spirituality, he carried out his apostolate in various convents of the Order especially in Krakow and Lagiewniki, surrounded by the fame of sanctity.
He died with the unanimous regret of the members in Lagiewniki December 2, 1741 at 47 years or so.
On 29 August 1772, his cause for beatification was introduced by the Diocese of Warsaw and came under the decree on May 13, 1949.
Author: Antonio Borrelli
source: Santi e Beati