Blessed Jan Turchan

Blessed Jan TurchanAlso known as

  • Narcyz Turchan
  • Narcissus Turchan

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Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor in 1899 in the province of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Italy, taking the name Narcyz. Ordained a priest in Lviv, Poland (in modern Ukraine) on 1 June 1906. Arrested for his faith on 6 October 1941 by the Gestapo, he was deported, imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, tortured and finally murdered in the Nazi persecutions. As long as his health held out, he spent his time in the camp ministering to other prisoners. Martyr.

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Beatified

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  • “Blessed Jan Turchan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2017. Web. 19 November 2017. <>