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Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko
Transcript of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko
Teens can be inspired to fight for what is right, even if it not popular.
Ex. going on pro-life march, protesting unjust laws, standing up to a bully Martyrdom On October 19, 1984 he was kidnapped, beaten and killed by three Security Police Officers
His body was later found in the Vistula Water Reservoir
More than 250,000 people attended his funeral celebrated on November 3, 1984
He was only 37 years old Complications with Government Fr. Jerzy began to protest against Polish communist leaders
His works threatened the Polish leaders
They left a bomb on his front porch as an attempt on his life
He survived Religious Life Background Born: September 14, 1947 in Suchowola, Poland
Died: October 19, 1984 in Wloclawek, Poland
Beatified: June 6, 2010 by Cardinal Angelo Amato
Feast Day: October 19 "God sends me to preach the Holy Gospel and treat the wounds of wretched hearts" Ordained: May 28, 1972
Enjoyed working with teenagers and children
Sickness prohibited him from beginning ministry until May 20, 1980
Established Workmen Fellowship in August 1980 Sources http://www.popieluszko.net.pl/english/xjerzy_en/biografia_en.php
Concluding thoughts from Fr. Jerzy Popieluzsko