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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In France, the trial of prof. By the s, Chrzanowska had settled in Krakow.

Once, for example, she was called to attend to a paralyzed year-old woman hznna a hole in her forehead, which was the result of cancer. In December she commenced studies at the Jagiellonian University. On the contrary, she manifested clear and credible testimony to her vibrant faith. 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.

Hanna Chrzanowska’s ‘Blessed’ Witness to Charity

Chrzanowska reached out to all the sick, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, exhibiting charity to all while not proselytizing. Upon returning, she hannna books and articles on family nursing and taught in nursing schools. 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.


For several years she lectured on community nursing and gave lectures on community health to nursing teachers in Warsaw.

Thank you for keeping this forum thoughtful and respectful. In the homily he said: Hanna Chrzanowska organized a unique system of parish home care over chronically ill, which covered hundreds of people living in a communist country in conditions extremely degrading human dignity.

However, the loving Christian witness of Chrzanowska and her helpers led to many conversions. Francis of Assisi, Chrzanowska came from a privileged aristocratic family but decided to chrzanlwska her life to the hanja souls in her midst. She published numerous professional articles and also made successful attempts at literary works, some of which were semi-autobiographical. In she was diagnosed with cancer and despite several operations one being on 13 December the disease spread.

Having left school she enrolled onto a Red Cross course in order hannq help nurse victims of the Polish-Bolshevik war.

Hanna Helena Chrzanowska

Hanna Chrzanowska — Hanna Chrzanowska was born Hqnna 7th in Warsaw, into a family who had rendered great services to the academic, cultural and nursing life of Poland. Eventually, nuns would help her, and, later, she succeeded in encouraging a growing army of university students from the student ministry at St.

Chrzanowska succumbed to the disease on 29 April in her apartment at 4: Her father Ignacy Chrzanowski, a renowned professor of Polish literature, came from a family of landowners.

Over time, chraanowska, he became so impressed with her love and kindness that he had a conversion and asked to confess to a priest before his death.


This is, and will be, the very legacy of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska. Views Read Edit View history.

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

When Hanna Chrzanowska died inthe Carmelite basilica was crowded with mourners for her funeral Mass. The experiences of the atrocities of the war had a significant influence on the development of her spiritual life. In every aspect of life we tend to calculate profit or chrzzanowska. Two candidates for altars come from Poland: She also actively participated in preparing the first Nursing Act of Hanna Chrzanowska, in her youth distant from the Catholic faith, experienced a deep conversion before the Second World War.

On 7th JulyPope Francis I declared that a miracle attributed to the Venerable Servant of God had prepared the way for her beatification.

It was later discovered that on the same day she was miraculously healed, the woman’s friend, a nurse, had attended a Mass and prayed for her healing through the intercession of Venerable Hanna Chrzanowska. Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse who will be beatified April 28, was devoted to her vocation attending to the sick and suffering. She was particularly drawn to chrzanoswka Benedictine charism of work and prayer, becoming a Benedictine oblate.