Saints of the Week

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around the country

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Let's pray to God to set us free from fear and terror but, first and foremost, from the desire for violence and vengeance.

    Facts about Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko

  • He was a Polish priest during a time when the communists severely persecuted the Church in Poland.
  • His staunch, anti-communist sermons were routinely broadcast on the radio.
  • Jerzy suffered harassment because of his faith. In 1984, at age 37, he was kidnapped and martyred by three police officers.