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|The Day Chapel at St. Anthony of Padua
Church decorated for Lent 2016.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The lovely name of this month's featured holy person - Aniela (or Angela) - is derived from the word "angel", and she certainly lived up to the word. Aniela Salawa was a humble domestic servant - inconspicuous in the society of her time - yet, now, she is honored in the Church as a Blessed; paid special honor throughout all of Poland. Literature in English, about this holy woman, is very limited, but whatever I could piece together about her life from various English and translated Polish sources, I share below...
|A youthful Aniela.
As her health steadily deteriorated Aniela came to a point where she could no longer work and was forced to move to a small, rundown basement apartment. She was sustained through the charity of the Society of St. Zita, a pious association of domestic servants that she was a longtime active member of. Despite her illness and poverty, she cared for the sick, in and around, Krakow until she, herself was incapacitated by her cancer. Because of Aniela's many works of charity and mercy, some people referred to her as the "holy lady".
Aniela Salawa died peacefully in the hospital of St. Zita, Krakow, on March 12, 1922. A cultus developed around her memory and healing miracles were reported at her grave, leading to Aniela's beatification on August 13, 1991. Her shrine and relics are venerated in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Krakow, Poland. May the Lord see fit to quickly raise her to Sainthood.
"While connected to the spirituality of St. Francis, she (Aniela) showed an extraordinary responsiveness to the action of the Holy Spirit." ~ Words of Pope John Paul II at the Beatification of Bl. Aniela Salawa
A Short Prayer
Lord, through the inspiration of your servant, Bl. Aniela Salawa, I ask for the grace to be continually open to the action and inspiration of the Holy Spirit in my life. Amen.