All posts tagged "Poland"

John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła), Pope



Feast Day: October 22 Canonized: April 27, 2014 Beatified: May 1, 2011 Many people who knew young Karol Wojtyla in Poland thought he might someday be an actor or a writer. Instead, he became pope. Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in…

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Faustina Kowalska



Feast Day: October 5 Canonized: April 30, 2000 Beatified: April 18, 1993 Venerated: March 7, 1992 Helenka Kowalska was born in 1905 in a small Polish town, one of 10 children born in a poor family. She left school after…

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Maximilian Kolbe



Feast Day: August 14 Canonized: October 10, 1982 Beatified: October 17, 1971 Venerated: January 30, 1969 Raymund Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. His family was very poor, but they were rich in spirit. In 1914, his father was…

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Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)



Feast Day: August 9 Canonized: October 11, 1998 Beatified: May 1, 1987 Venerated: January 26, 1987 Edith Stein was born in 1891 in Breslau, Poland to a Jewish family. As a child, she was an extraordinary student and in 1916…

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Albert Chmielowski



Feast Day: June 17 Canonized: November 12, 1989 Beatified: June 22, 1983 Venerated: January 20, 1977 As a young revolutionary and artist in Poland, Adam Chmielowski was not a young man whom people thought would someday be a saint. He…

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Stanislaus of Krakow



Feast Day: April 11 Canonized: 1253 Stanislaus is the patron saint of Poland. Some people call him the second John the Baptist because, like John, Stanislaus stood up for his faith. Stanislaus was born to a noble family in 1030…

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