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September 7, Bl Ignatius (Ignacy) Kłopotowski

September 7
In the Archdiocese of Lublin and Diocese of Warszawa-Praga
BLESSED IGNATIUS KŁOPOTOWSKI
Obligatory memorial
In the Archdiocese of Katowice and Dioceses of Drohiczyn and Siedlce – Optional memorial

Ignatius (Ignacy) Kłopotowski was born in 1866 in Korzeniówka in Podlasie. After ordination he was a pastor in Lublin for 17 years and then moved to Warsaw. Since 1919 till the end of his life he was the parish priest of Our Lady of Loreto parish by St Florian church – currently the cathedral of the Diocese of Warszawa-Praga. He was known for his extraordinary activity and unusual dedication in the service to other people. He founded a number of charitable organisations. Convinced that the most efficient way of evangelizing is print, he would publish religious leaflets and Catholic press. In order to assure the continuity of his apostleship, he founded the Congregation of Sister of Our Lady of Loreto. He died on 7 September 1931. He beatification took place on 19 June 2005 in Warsaw on Benedict XVI’s behalf.

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November 12, St Josaphat (Jozafat)

November 12
SAINT JOSAPHAT, BISHOP AND MARTYR
Obligatory memorial

Josaphat (Jozafat) Kuncewicz was born in Włodzimierz Wołyński about 1580 of Orthodox parents. He converted to the Catholic faith and entered the Basilian Order. With time, he became a priest and Archbishop of Połock. He developed a zealous missionary work. He died as a martyr in Witebsk on 12 November 1623.

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October 25, The Translation of St Adalbert’s Relics (Przeniesienie Relikwii św. Wojciecha)

October 25
In the Archdiocese of Gniezno
The TRANSLATION of ST ADALBERT’S RELICS
Obligatory memorial

The memorial of the Translation of St Adalbert’s (the first patron of Poland) Relics was reintroduced in 2000. It was initially established as early as the 12th century. It commemorates the translation of the relics from the saint’s tomb to the altar of the archcathedral in Gniezno.
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October 24, Bl John Adalbert (Jan Wojciech) Balicki

October 24
In the Archdiocese of Przemyśl
BLESSED JOHN ADALBERT BALICKI, PRESBYTER
Obligatory memorial

John Adalbert (Jan Wojciech) Balicki was born in Staromieście near Rzeszów on 25 January 1869. He entered the seminary in Przemyśl, where he was ordained on 20 July 1892. He was a fervent lecturer, tutor and finally the rector of the Przemyśl Seminary. He was famous as a confessor, spiritual director and, above all, a man of prayer and paragon of humility. He died on 15 March 1948 in Przemyśl. He was beatified by John Paul II in Kraków on 18 August 2002.

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October 23, St Joseph (Józef) Bilczewski

October 23
SAINT JOSEPH BILCZEWSKI, BISHOP
Optional memorial

Joseph (Józef) Bilczewski was born in 1860 in Wilamowice, near Bielsko-Biała. He was ordained in 1884. After graduating in Kraków, Vienna, Rome and Paris, he worked as a teacher in Kęty and Kraków. In 1891 he became a professor of dogmatic theology at the Lviv University, and in 1900 an ordinary of the Archdiocese of Lviv. He obtained the allowance from Pope Pius X for celebrating the feast of the Queen of Poland in his archdiocese, which was later expended over other dioceses. He published books and articles as a social activist. He toned down national conflicts in the archdiocese. He died in 1923 in Lviv.

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October 22, St John Paul II (Jan Paweł II)

October 22
SAINT JOHN PAUL II, POPE
Obligatory memorial

Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice. Ordained in Kraków, he went on to study theology in Rome. Upon returning to Poland, he performed various pastoral and academic duties. Consecrated auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Kraków, he became its Metropolitan Archbishop in 1964. He participated in the works of the Second Vatican Council. On 16 October 1978 he was elected pope and chose the name John Paul II. As a zealous pastor he cared about people, above all families, and the young and sick. He made numerous apostolic journeys to the most distant corners of the world. The special fruit of his spirituality are: rich magisterium, as well as the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the canon law of the Roman and Eastern Churches. He died in Rome on 2 April 2005, on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

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October 21, Bl James Strepa (Jakub Strzemię)

October 21
BLESSED JAMES STREPA, BISHOP
Obligatory memorial

James (Jakub) was born about 1340. At a young age, he entered the Order of Franciscans and became known as a zealous missionary of Eastern Borderlands. In 1391 he became Archbishop of Halicz-Lviv. He had a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin. He died on 20 October 1409.

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October 14, Bl Radim Gaudentius (Radzim Gaudenty)

October 14
BLESSED RADIM GAUDENTIUS, BISHOP
In the Archdiocese of Gniezno – Obligatory memorial

Gaudentius (Gaudenty), Saint Adalbert’s half-brother, was born about 960. He had led a monastic life in the Benedictine Abbey on the Aventine Hill in Rome. He accompanied Saint Adalbert on his mission in Prussia and witnessed his martyr’s death. In the autumn of 999 he was anointed bishop and in 1000 he assumed the Gniezno Bishopric. He died in the beginnings of the 11th century.

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October 13, Bl Honoratus (Honorat) Koźmiński

October 13
BLESSED HONORATUS KOŹMIŃSKI, PRESBYTER
Obligatory memorial
In the Diocese of Łowicz: Primary patron saint of the diocese – Solemnity

Honoratus (Honorat) Koźmiński was born on 16 October 1826 in Biała Podlaska. In 1848 he joined the Order of Capuchins in Warsaw and in 1852 he was ordained. He was a famous preacher, and a sought-after confessor and spiritual director, as well as a popular religious writer. He founded a number of congregations, primarily in which members did not wear habits. Throughout his life he endeavoured to show people God’s love for man. He died in Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą on 16 December 1926.

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October 9, Bl Vincent (Wincenty) Kadłubek

October 9
BLESSED VINCENT KADŁUBEK, BISHOP
Obligatory memorial
In the Archdiocese of Kraków – Feast

Vincent (Wincenty) was born in Karwów neat Opatów around 1160. He studied in Paris and Bologna. He became a priest of the Diocese of Kraków and, with time, the provost of the Sandomierz Collegiate Church and Bishop of Kraków. After ten years’ service, he stepped down from the bishopric and joined the Cistercian Order in Jędrzejów, where he died on 8 march 1223. He was the first Pole to chronicle the history of the nation.

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