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As a young revolutionary and artist in Poland, Adam Chmielowski was not a young man whom people thought would someday be a saint. He was born in 1845 to wealthy parents and studied agriculture with plans of taking over his family's estate near Krakow. In 1863 he took part in an uprising against Czar Alexander IIII and the Russian army and lost a leg in the fighting when he was just 17. Because of his actions against Russia, he had to leave Poland. Young Adam went to Belgium, where he discovered he had some artistic ability. He also studied painting in Paris and Germany.


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There are several saints who have the words “the great” after their names, but St. Gertrude the Great is the only female to have that honor.


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