Painting of the Blessed Martyrs of Nowogrodek by Adam Styka (1890-1959). “This painting, which dates from the spring of 1948, was transferred to Rome, to the headquarters of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1965. (Source: Wikipedia)
By Sr. Maria Teresa Gorska, CSFN
From Catholic Sunday Weekly
Blessed Maria Stella of the Most Blessed Sacrament, one of the Martyred nuns
On 5 March 2000, the Holy Father John Paul II beatified 11 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Martyrs from Nowogrodek: Sr. Maria Stella and her 10 Companions, in Rome.
When the first nuns of the Holy Family of Nazareth arrived in Nowogrodek on 4 September 1929 Nowogrodek was a small town in the eastern lands of the Republic of Poland (now Belarus), with a nationally diversified population.
The first apostolic work of the nuns in Nowogrodek, as a condition of educational activity – the nuns…
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