Elena Spirgevičiūtė

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Elena Spirgevičiūtė (born September 22, 1924 in Kaunas - 3 January 1944) was Lithuanian young layperson, martyr (uti fertur).

Biography[edit]

In 1943, she joined the Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Medicine. In 1944, four Russian men gained entry into Spirgevičius's home in the evening by claiming to be police officers. Spirgevičius refused to comply with them to sin sexually, and the intruders shot and killed her.

In 2000, the archdiocese of Kaunas under the leadership of Archbp. Sigitas Tamkevičius began to work for the official recognition of Elena Spirgevičiūtė's martyrdom. The Congregation of the Causes of Saints issued the decree nihil obstat for her beatification process on 22 October 1999.

External links[edit]

  • Elena Spirgevičiūtė (Hagiography Circle with the Congregation of the Causes of Saints and the petitioners of beatification and canonization causes)