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

Saints portal Biography portal Catholicism portal Poland portal. Fiamc febrero 4, at Her home’s religious circumstances were also quite unique since half were Roman Catholic and the other half was Protestant descended from the Jauch house.

Having left school she enrolled onto a Red Cross course in order to help nurse victims of hamna Polish-Bolshevik war. Two candidates for altars come from Poland: The then-Father Franciszek Macharski visited her on 12 April and gave her the Anointing of the Sick while she later lost consciousness on 28 April.


Prayer God, who in a special way called your servant Hanna Chrzanowska to the service of the sick, poor and abandoned, grant that she who answered your call with all her heart, should be counted among the saints while encouraging us with her example to bring help to our neighbours. An annual retreat was held for the sick in Trzebinia; its participants looked forward to it all year.

We ask that charity guide your words. She also worked to help form the Catholic Association of Polish Nurses in She took keen interest in the activities of the Polish Association of Professional Nurses and was its Vice-chair for many years. In every aspect of life we tend to calculate profit or utility. However, the loving Christian witness of Chrzanowska and her helpers hajna to many conversions. Algerian martyrs to be beatified in Oran this year The Algerian government has approved the holding of a beatification Mass in Oran for seven Chrzanowska was especially dedicated to the proper formation and preparation of her students, including offering advice and assistance while accompanying her chrzanowwka on visits to patients confined at home.


Hanna Helena Chrzanowska

When Hanna Chrzanowska died inthe Carmelite basilica was crowded with mourners for her funeral Mass. It was the first time that a professional group had petitioned the Church to canonise one of its members! 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.

Her maternal aunt Zofia Szlenkier was known for her philanthropic efforts and in founded a children’s hospital named after Maria and Karol. 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.

During her time as a nurse she became a leading light in the field in her region and became a well known face in her local area due to her temperance and her good works amongst the people whom she was dedicated to serving. She also contributed to the formation of the Catholic Union of Polish Nurses, in Wisconsin native and Guatemalan martyr: But that meant the boy had no clothes he could wear to return home.

Retrieved 19 July She also actively participated in preparing the first Nursing Act of Her father Ignacy Chrzanowski, a renowned professor of Polish literature, came from a family of landowners. He in turn pointed her in the direction of Father Machay from the Basilica of the BVM, in the old town square, who gave his full approval of her plan to be implemented in his parish. Chrzanowska also served as the director of the School of Psychiatric Nursing in Kobierzyn until the Communists closed it.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Chrzanowska was born in Warsaw on October 7, to a family known for their charitable work. 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 You are the embodiment of the Sermon on the Mount, especially the blessing that says: Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse who will be beatified April 28, was devoted to her vocation attending to the sick and suffering.

From to she also edited a nursing monthly — Polish Nurse — the first such professional nursing journal in Poland. This page was last edited on 17 Julyat Chrzanowska reached out to all the sick, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, exhibiting charity to all while not proselytizing.


The Life of Hanna Chrzanowska”. 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.

On the contrary, she manifested clear and credible testimony to her vibrant faith. On 6 April her remains were exhumed for examination and were reburied on 7 April at a celebration that Cardinal Macharski presided over. In December she commenced studies at the Jagiellonian University. Reproduction of material from this website without written permission, or unlicensed commercial use or monetization of National Catholic Register RSS feeds is strictly prohibited.

Thanks to Chrzanowska, the Archdiocese of Cracow had a well-developed system of the service of active love through parish care over the sick.

Hanna Chrzanowska was born October 7th in Warsaw, into a family who had rendered great services to the academic, cultural and nursing life of Poland. She was under his strong spiritual influence, as evidenced by chtzanowska preserved correspondence between them.

Along with other professors from the Jagiellonian University, Ignacy Chrzanowski was deported to the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp. As the war continued she organized nurses for home care in Warsaw and helped to both feed and resettle refugees. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

On November 6th her father was arrested as part of Sonderaktion Krakau, and along with chrzanowwska professors, he was deported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he died shortly afterwards in January Retirement did not mean rest for Hanna.

Upon hannna, she published books and articles on family nursing and taught in nursing schools. Both families were renowned for their extensive charity and philanthropic work.

She was particularly drawn to the Benedictine charism of work and prayer, becoming a Benedictine oblate.

Later, her friend Teresa Strzembosz would develop a similar system in Warsaw. One year later the school was closed down and she took early retirement. Having graduated from the school chrzanows,ashe was awarded scholarships to France and Belgium, where she became acquainted with community nursing.