108 Martyrs of World War II

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108 Martyrs of World War II
John Paul II Polish Parliament 1999.jpg
John Paul II during his return visits to Poland in June 1999, Warsaw
Born of Polish nationality
Died in 1939–1945
Martyred by German Nazis
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified

13 June 1999, Warsaw, Poland

by Pope John Paul II
Feast 12 June
Notable martyrs Antoni Julian Nowowiejski
Jan Franciszek Czartoryski
Hilary Paweł Januszewski
Józef Cebula

The 108 Martyrs of World War II, known also as the 108 Blessed Polish Martyrs (Polish: 108 błogosławionych męczenników), were Roman Catholics from Poland killed during World War II by Nazi Germany.

Their liturgical feast day is 12 June. The 108 were beatified on 13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland. The group comprises 3 bishops, 52 priests, 26 members of male religious, 3 seminarians, 8 female religious, and 9 lay people. There are two parishes named for the 108 Martyrs of World War II in Powiercie in Koło County, and in Malbork, Poland.[1]

List of Martyrs[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Priests[edit]

Bronisław Komorowski, a priest murdered on 22 March 1940 in the Stutthof concentration camp.
Józef Kowalski, priest beaten to death on 3 July 1942 in the KL Auschwitz concentration camp.[3]

Religious Brothers[edit]

Nuns and Religious Sisters[edit]

Alicja Jadwiga Kotowska, a nun killed in 1939 in the mass murders in Piaśnica.

Roman Catholic Laity[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terry Jones, Listing of the names of all 108 martyrs beatified 13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland; CatholicForum.com website. Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "Oblate Profile - Blessed Jozef Cebula, O.M.I.". The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Terry Jones, Jozef Kowalski beatified 13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland; CatholicForum.com website. Internet Archive.