Blessed Bronislaw Komorowski

Blessed Bronislaw KomorowskiAlso known as

  • Bronislao



Son of Jan Komorowski and Katarzyna née Gencza who had eleven children between them. Priest in the archdiocese of Gdansk, Poland, ordained in 1914. Parish priest in Legowo, Poland, and then at the church of Saint Nicolaus in Gdansk. Taught history and and the Polish language in the city. Helped found the Towarzystwo Budowy Kosciolw Polskich (Association of Construction of Polish Churches) in 1923 as a way to increase participation by Poles in an area dominated by German priests. Deeply involved in the politics of his day, he served as a member of the Gdansk city council, ran for national office, and was opposed by the area Socialists for his defense of Polish identity for the Poles in the city. On 1 September 1939, the day Nazi Germany invaded Poland, Father Bronislaw and other priests were arrested, beaten and sent to a series of concentration camps. Executed for being actively Catholic. The night before his execution, he secretly celebrated Holy Thursday Mass with some other prisoners. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Bronislaw Komorowski“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 July 2021. Web. 18 September 2021. <>