Blessed Franciszek Kesy

Blessed Franciszek Kesy, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


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.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Franciszek Kesy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 February 2019. Web. 28 February 2021. <>