January 11, 2019

⛪ Blessed Franciszek Rogaczewski - Priest & Martyr

Blessed Franciszek, Pray for us !
⛪ Saint of the Day : January 11

⛪ Other Names :
• Francesco Rogaczewski • Francis Rogaczewski •  Frans Rogaczewski

⛪ Memorial :
• 11 January  • 12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II (Group Memorial)

⛪ Born :
• 23 December 1892 in Lipinkach,  Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

⛪ Died :
• Shot on 11 January 1940 near Gdansk,  Poland

Franciszek Rogaczewski (23 December 1892 – 11 January 1940) was a Polish Catholic priest who was arrested by the Nazis and killed at Stutth of concentration camp. He is considered a martyr, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 June 1999.

Franciszek Rogaczewski was born on 23 December 1892 in Lipinki, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He studied for the priesthood and was ordained in Gdańsk in 1918. As pastor of Christ the King parish, he was a highly renowned and much sought-after confessor. Rogaczewski was arrested on 1 September 1939 by the Nazis for the crime being a priest. He was tortured for months before being shot to death on 11 January 1940 while imprisoned at Stutthof concentration camp (located near Sztutowo, Poland)

After his death, Rogaczewski was recognized as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 June 1999. His individual feast day is 11 January; there is also a group memorial for the 108 Polish Martyrs of World War II on 12 June.

Source : Wikipedia

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