Blessed Franciszek Drzewiecki

photograph of Blessed Franciszek Drzewiecki, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Orionist. After studies at the mother-house in Tortona, Italy, he was ordained on 6 June 1936. Returning to Poland, he taught at the college of Zdunska Wola. Parish priest in Wloclawek, Poland. Arrested on 7 November 1939 and condemned to forced labour at the Dachau concentration camp farms during the Nazi persecutions; he kept consecrated hosts in a small box he wore around his neck, and spent his time in the fields in Eucharistic adoration. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Franciszek Drzewiecki“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>