For the first time in history, a lay nurse was beatified. A Polish woman, Hanna Chrzanowska, who died in , was announced blessed this. Hanna Chrzanowska will become what it believed to be the first lay nurse to be beatified April A timeline of Chrzanowska’s life maintained. Hanna Chrzanowska, a 20th-century Polish nurse and laywoman who will be beatified in Krakow Saturday, is a model of how to give of oneself.

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Reading the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium, which speaks of the role of the laity in the Church, greatly inspired Chrzanowska in engaging laypeople to actively seek out the sick and suffering.

Her father Ignacy Chrzanowski, a renowned professor of Polish literature, came from a family of landowners.

Chrzanowska was especially dedicated to the proper formation and preparation of chrznowska students, including offering advice and assistance while accompanying her students on visits to patients confined at home. Despite operations, the disease spread and eventually led to her death on April 29, in Krakow. Through her intercession grant us the grace… for which we pray in faith and hope.

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska – a Lay Nurse Raised to the Altars – ZENIT – English

You are the embodiment of the Sermon on the Mount, especially the blessing that says: In developing parish nursing in Krakow, Chrzanowska was motivated, above all, by her faith. On 7th JulyPope Francis I declared that a miracle attributed to the Venerable Servant of God had prepared the way for her beatification. Eventually, nuns would chgzanowska her, and, later, she succeeded in encouraging a growing army of university students from the student ministry at St.

Stages of canonization in the Catholic Church. Chrzanowska succumbed to the disease on 29 April in her apartment at 4: At the conclusion of the war she became the head of a nursing home where she attended to administrative duties and cared for residents while working with nursing students. From she worked as an instructor at the University School of Nurses and Hygienists in Krakow. Endowed with a charismatic personality, she gathered around her a wide group of associates and volunteers including nurses, religious sisters, priests, seminarians, physicians, professors and students.

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From to she also edited a nursing monthly — Polish Nurse — the first such professional nursing journal in Poland. Chrzanowska was born in Warsaw on October 7, to a family known for their charitable work.

The church was filled with wheelchairs with the many sick people to whom Chrzanowska gave hope, as well as the students and nuns who cared for them.

Soon-to-be beatified nurse, laywoman lived for others

Before she was admitted into nursing school she volunteered at a clinic for six months but was assigned bookkeeping duties that did not appeal to her for she wanted to be with people. Chrzanowska also served as the director of the School of Psychiatric Nursing in Kobierzyn until the Communists closed it.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our discussion guidelines. Over time, however, he became so impressed with her love and kindness that he had a conversion and asked to confess to a priest before his death. After the war and after the opening of a university school of maternity and nursing in Krakow, she worked as the head of the department dedicated to home nursing. In she contracted cancer. Red Cross as a nurse in a time when the profession was not so well cyrzanowska.

Sometime in the s she suffered an arm injury and was required to have cjrzanowska operation. Thank you for keeping this forum thoughtful and respectful. Thanks to Chrzanowska, the Archdiocese of Cracow had a well-developed system of the service of active love through parish care over the sick. Her home’s religious circumstances were also quite unique since half were Roman Catholic and the other half was Protestant descended from the Jauch house.


For several years she lectured on community nursing and gave lectures on community health to nursing teachers in Warsaw. Meanwhile she was offered a scholarship to the USA to broaden her knowledge and understanding of community and home nursing. It was the first time that a professional group had petitioned the Church to canonise one of its members!

The woman had become paralyzed in both legs and a hand and was considered chrzankwska have no chance of surviving. By the s, Chrzanowska had settled in Krakow.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Although before the war the Catholic Church in Poland played a leading role in charitable work as it does todayunder communism the atheistic regime sought to curb that role.

Pope Francis declared her to be Venerable on 30 September upon the confirmation of her heroic virtue and later approved her beatification in mid; Chrzanowska was beatified on 28 April in Poland.

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Algerian martyrs to be beatified in Oran this year The Algerian government has approved the holding of a beatification Mass in Oran for seven Chrzanowska — a curious and exuberant individual — attended an Ursuline high school in her adolescence and graduated with honors. We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content.

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