Zdenka Cecília Schelingová
|Zdenka Cecília Schelingová|
Statue of bl. Zdenka Schelingová in Krivá, parish church
December 24, 1913|
Krivá na Orave, Austro-Hungarian Empire
|Died||July 31, 1955
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||14 September 2003, Petržalka Square, Bratislava, Slovakia by Pope John Paul II|
Blessed Zdenka Cecília Schelingová (December 24, 1916 – July 31, 1955), was a Slovak nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross and a victim of communist persecution in the former Czechoslovakia.
She was born at Krivá na Orave. She was sentenced in 1952 to twelve (12) years imprisonment for high treason in a fabricated case (sentence was completely canceled from Supreme Court of Slovak Socialist Republic in 1970). She was tortured in prison, which took a great toll on her health.
As a result of her poor health, she was released early from prison in April 1955 but it was too late; she died in Trnava, aged 38, later that year as a result of the injuries she suffered.
She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.
- Z. C. Schelingová on web of Vatican (Slovak)
- Z. C. Schelingová on www.catholic-forum.com
- Zdenka Schelingová (Official site of Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross)
- Bl. Zdenka Schelingová on Kňazi.sk; available: http://www.knazi.sk/svati/zsvaty.php?svid=7 (visit 9. 5. 2008)
- Patron Saints Index: Blessed Cecilia Schelingova
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