May 23: Blessed Wincenty Matuszewski

May 23, 2010


Blessed Wincenty Matuszewski, 1869 – 1940

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Blessed Henryk Hlebowicz, November 9

November 9, 2009

Blessed Henryk Hlebowicz, Priest and Martyr
Grond, Poland, June 1, 1904 – Borysów, Poland, November 9, 1941

Blessed Henryk Hlebowicz, Polish Diocesan Priest, was born in Grondo on June 1, 1904, died in Borysów November 9, 1941. He was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) June 13, 1999, together with 107 other Polish martyrs.

Roman Martyrology: In the town of Borysów in Poland, blessed Henry Hlebowicz, Priest and Martyr, shot during the war in hatred of the faith.

Source: Santi e Beati

 


Blessed Leon Nowakowski, October 31

October 31, 2009

Blessed Leon Nowakowski

Blessed Leon Nowakowski, Priest and Martyr
Byton, Poland, June 28, 1913 – Piotrków Kujawski, Poland, October 31, 1939

Blessed Leon Nowakowski, Polish Diocesan Priest, was born in Byton (Kuyavian) June 28, 1913 and died in Piotrków Kujawski between 31 October and 1 November 1939. He was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) June 13, 1999 together with 107 other Polish Martyrs.

Roman Martyrology: In the town of Piotrków Kujawski in Poland blessed Leon Nowakowski, Priest and Martyr, who, during the military occupation of Poland, was shot as he defended the faith before the scheme enemy of God

 

Source: Santi e Beati


Blessed Alessio (Oleksa) Zaryckyj, October 30

October 30, 2009

Blessed Alessio (Oleksa) Zaryckyj

Blessed Alessio (Oleksa) Zaryckyj, Priest and Martyr
Bilco, Ukraine, October 17, 1912 – Dolynska, Kazakhstan, October 30, 1963

Oleksa Zaryckyj was born October 17, 1912 in the village of Bilco, region of Ukraine in Lviv (Lvov). In 1931 he entered the seminary in Lviv and five years after he was ordained to the priesthood by Metropolitan Sheptytsky as a diocesan priest of the Archeparchy of Lviv of the Ukrainians. In 1948 he was captured by the Bolsheviks and was sentenced to ten years in prison and deported to Karaganda in Kazakhstan. Released early in 1957, Oleksa Zaryckyj was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kazakhstan and Siberia, but did not have time to receive episcopal consecration. Shortly after he was re-interned in concentration camp Dolinka near Karaganda, where he died a martyr of the faith October 30, 1963. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II June 27, 2001, along with 24 other victims of the Soviet regime of Ukrainian nationality.

Roman Martyrology: In the town of Dolinka near Karaganda in Kazakhstan, blessed Zaryckyj Alessio, Priest and Martyr, who was deported under a regime hostile to God in a prison camp, in fighting for the faith gained eternal life.

Source: Santi e Beati


Blessed Leonardo Olivera Buera, October 23

October 23, 2009

Blessed Leonardo Olivero Buera

Blessed Leonardo Olivera Buera, Priest and Martyr
Campo, Spain, March 6, 1889 – El Saler, Spain, October 23, 1936

Father Leonardo Olivera Buera was born in Campo, near Huesca, Spain, on March 6, 1889. He became a priest of the Diocese of Zagaroza and was chaplain of Our Lady of Mount Caramel School in Bonanova. The school was run by the Lasallians and at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Father Leonardo went bravely to his martyrdom, together with these men. He was killed at El Saler, near Valencia, October 23, 1936. John Paul II Beatified him on March 11, 2001 together with 232 other victims of that persecution, the group collectively known as Blessed Spanish Martyrs of the Diocese of Valencia.

Roman Martyrology: In the place called El Saler near Valencia in Spain always, blessed Olivera Leonardo Buero, priest and martyr, who, during the same persecution against religion, in imitation of Christ’s Passion, responsibility for achieving the eternal reward.

Source: Santi e Beati


Blessed Edward Detkens, October 10

October 10, 2009

Blessed Edward Detkens

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Blessed Edward Detkens priest and martyr
Mokotów, Poland, October 14, 1885 – Linz, Austria, October 10, 1942

Diocesan Priest. He was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) June 13, 1999 together with 107 other Polish Martyrs.

Roman Martyrology: At Linz in Austria, Blessed Detkens Edward, martyr, who, of Polish descent, died in the same persecution in a gas chamber.

Source: Santi e Beati

Blessed Edward Detkens priest and martyr
Mokotów, Poland, October 14, 1885 – Linz, Austria, October 10, 1942

Diocesan Priest. He was Beatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) June 13, 1999 together with 107 other Polish Martyrs.

Roman Martyrology: At Linz in Austria, Blessed Detkens Edward, martyr, who, of Polish descent, died in the same persecution in a gas chamber.


Blessed Sigismund (Zygmunt) Sajna, September 17

September 18, 2009

Blessed Sigismund (Zygmunt) Sajna

Blessed Sigismund (Zygmunt) Sajna, Priest and Martyr
Zurawlówka, Poland, January 20, 1897 – Palmiry, Poland, September 17, 1940

Blessed Zygmunt Sajna, a Diocesan Priest, was born in Zurawlówka (Podlasie), Poland, January 20, 1897 and died in Palmiry September 17, 1940. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw (Poland) June 13, 1999 together with 107 other Polish martyrs.

Roman Martyrology: In Palmiry forest near Warsaw in Poland, Sigismund Sajna Blessed, Priest and Martyr who, during the war, died shot for not having agreed to renounce his faith before a foreign regime that was hostile to God

Source: Santi e Beati