Young layman in the archdiocese of Poznan, Poland, the son of a carpenter who moved to Poznan for work. Franciszek planned to enter the Salesian novitiate, but the German invasion of Poland in 1939 intervened. He worked in a factory, spent his free time at the Salesian oratory, went to Mass every morning, prayed a rosary every night, helped anyone in any way that he could, and was martyred in the Nazi persecutions.
- “Blessed Franciszek Kesy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 August 2015. Web. 27 February 2017. <>