- Sister Ludwika
Sixth of seven children of Anthony and Frances, née Skorupska; baptized in the parish church in Lubowidzu, Poland, and educated at home by her mother who died when the girl as 12. Pressured by her father to get married, at age 17 she left home with desire to devote herself to God. Worked as a seamstress for five years in Mlawa, Poland. Spiritual student of Blessed Honorat Kozminski. Joined the Servants of Jesus in 1885; she worked as a tailor and served as superior to the local Servants. Assigned by the Servants to run a shelter for young women in Kraków, Poland. Co-founder, with Saint Joseph Sebastian Pelczar, of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on 15 April 1894; she took the name Klara. Mother Klara served as the Servants‘ first superior-general, opened 30 houses, sent the Servants to work with the sick, girls and young women, built shelters and and schools, and set an example of humble, devoted life for all the Servants.
- 27 September 2015 by Pope Francis
- the beatification recognition Mass was celebrated at the John Paul II Sanctuary in Kraków, Poland celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato
All for the Heart of Jesus! – Sister Klara’s life motto
- “Blessed Klara Szczesna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2015. Web. 26 April 2017. <>