Polish Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko October 19
(1947 - 1984)
FROM RORATE CAELI BLOG:
Marianna Popieluszko at the grave of her son, June 5, 2010 The Polish blog Iwka.Onething has published an article with various quotes from Marianna Popieluszko on how she raised up and prayed for her son, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Some quotes from the article: She was teaching her children how to pray kneeling daily before the small home altar with the figure of the Holy Mother. On Wednesdays – they prayed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, on Fridays – to the Heart of Jesus, on Saturdays – to Black Madonna of Czestochowa. In May the whole family would recite Litany of the Blessed Virgin, in July – to the Blood of Jesus, in October and throughout the rest of the year – the Rosary. During the storms she would lit (sic) a candle and pray.“His first seminary was in his home.”
“He was a nice, obedient child, but every child can be that way, if parents will keep them straight. All my children were the same. I did not punish them, there was no hitting, but very stern words: You have to do it. My kids were not into mischief. Who prays well, has no place for silliness in his life” Yes, holiness is possible, even in our time.