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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Martyrs of Nowogrodek
Women of Great Love ~ Memorial: August 1st
In mid-July 1943, an additional 120 men were gathered in Nowogrodek for another round of scheduled executions. The distraught mothers and wives of the captives went to the convent to plead with the nuns to beseech Heaven for the safe return of their men. Deeply moved, the community was prompted to make a heroic decision - they unanimously decided to spiritually offer their lives in exchange for the lives of the condemned prisoners. Sr. Maria Stella, the community's superior at the time, met with the chaplain - Fr Aleksander Zienkiewicz - to inform him of the community's intent, which she expressed in the following words: