For the first time in history, a lay nurse was beatified. A Polish woman, Hanna Chrzanowska, who died in , was announced blessed this. Hanna Chrzanowska will become what it believed to be the first lay nurse to be beatified April A timeline of Chrzanowska’s life maintained. Hanna Chrzanowska, a 20th-century Polish nurse and laywoman who will be beatified in Krakow Saturday, is a model of how to give of oneself.

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Hanna Chrzanowska’s ‘Blessed’ Witness to Charity

As a child she once noticed a boy alongside her in hospital whose clothes were so worn out to the point they were thrown out. Saints portal Biography portal Catholicism portal Poland portal. Chrzanowska was especially dedicated to chrzanowsia proper formation and preparation of her students, including offering advice and assistance while accompanying her students on visits to patients confined at home.

Hanna Chrzanowska — Hanna Chrzanowska was born October 7th in Warsaw, into a chrzanoeska who had rendered great services to the academic, cultural and nursing life of Poland.

In developing parish nursing in Krakow, Chrzanowska was motivated, above all, by her faith. Upon returning, she published books and articles on family nursing and taught in nursing schools.

She became a member of the Benedictine oblate due to being drawn to Saint Benedict of Nursia and aspiring to follow his example and the message of the Gospel in an effort to draw closer to God ; she also wanted to fuse her faith with her work as merciful and charitable work. There are several ongoing processes of beatification of people related to the Pope, who made the proclamation of a universal vocation to holiness one of the priorities of his pontificate.

She was particularly drawn to the Benedictine charism of work and prayer, becoming a Benedictine oblate. Hanna Chrzanowska, in her youth distant from the Catholic faith, experienced a deep conversion before the Second World War.

However, the loving Christian witness of Chrzanowska and her helpers led to many conversions. Reading the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium, which speaks of the role of the laity in the Church, greatly inspired Chrzanowska in engaging laypeople to actively seek out the sick and suffering.


By the s, most parishes in Krakow participated in this system. While caring for the sick and those who suffered, she gradually came to realise that she was serving Jesus Christ himself. Her cause for canonization was opened Nov. At this time she was living in Warsaw.

Views Read Edit View history. James Miller, who was martyred Chrzanowska became an instructor at the University School of Nurses and Hygienists in Krakow from until and also served as the editor of the monthly publication “Nurse Poland” from to With the help of her volunteers she organised holidays and retreats for her house-bound patients, which helped them rediscover the joys of life and gave them strength to bear their daily cross.

Blessed Hanna Helena Chrzanowska 7 October — 29 April was a Polish Roman Catholic who served as a nurse and was also a professed member of the Benedictine oblates. The outbreak of the Second World War brought numerous painful experiences for Hanna. In she contracted cancer. Her maternal grandfather Karol set up a technical school for aspiring artisans while his wife Maria set up a health center for poor children in Warsaw.

Chrzanowska reached out to all the sick, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, exhibiting charity to all while not proselytizing. Pope Francis confirmed this miracle in mid and was beatified in Poland on 28 April In during World War II she lost her father who died during the Sonderaktion Krakau at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp and her lieutenant brother Bogden died at the hands of Soviet soldiers on the orders of Joseph Stalin in the Katyn massacre.

Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse who will be beatified April 28, was devoted to her vocation attending to the sick and suffering. Galuszka noted that St. She published numerous professional articles and also made successful attempts at literary works, some of which were semi-autobiographical. She also contributed to the formation of the Catholic Union of Polish Nurses, in On 6 April her remains were exhumed for examination and were reburied on 7 April at a celebration that Cardinal Macharski presided over.

Wisconsin native and Guatemalan martyr: We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content. Chrzanowska succumbed to the disease on 29 April in her apartment at 4: Chrzanowska decided to become a nurse in during the Polish-Bolshevik War, when she helped war invalids and attended a nursing course offered by the American Red Cross.


You are the embodiment of the Sermon on the Mount, especially the blessing that says: Despite operations, the disease spread and eventually led to her death on April 29, in Krakow. When Hanna Chrzanowska died inthe Carmelite basilica was crowded with mourners for her funeral Mass. Two candidates for altars come from Poland: She was part of an industrialist maternal side and a land-owning household paternal side that maintained a long-standing tradition of charitable works; her parents were well known for this in their native Poland.

So she arranged to present him with a new set of clothes much to his delight. At the conclusion of the war she became the head of a nursing home where she attended to administrative duties and cared for residents while working with nursing students.

Spokane diocese was told 7 accused priests lived at Gonzaga The Diocese of Spokane said Thursday it was unacceptable that Jesuit priests credibly accused of Francis of Assisi, Chrzanowska came from a privileged aristocratic family but decided to devote her life to the suffering souls in her midst.

Hanna Helena Chrzanowska

From to she also edited a nursing monthly — Polish Nurse — the first such professional nursing journal in Poland. Such an attitude prompted respect and recognition, especially among her students and colleagues but provoked aversion and repressive measures on the part of communist authorities. Parafia Sw Mikolaja, Krakow, Kopernica 9 https: Her cause of sainthood commenced over a decade after her death and she was titled as a Servant of God on 28 April Along with other professors from the Jagiellonian University, Ignacy Chrzanowski was deported to the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp.

Thanks to her efforts, the tradition of celebrating Holy Mass in the homes of the sick, and going to visit patients during pastoral visits, spread.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Later, her friend Teresa Strzembosz would develop a similar system in Warsaw. We won’t publish comments that lack charity, are off topic, or are more than words.