Blessed Franciszek Stryjas

Blessed Franciszek StryjasMemorial


The son of farmers, Franciszek was a married layman and father in the diocese of Kalisz, Poland; he and Józefa Kobylka were married in 1901, lived in Kuczowola, Poland, and had seven children. When Józefa died of natural causes, Franciszek married Józefa Nosal and moved to Takomysl, Poland. When all the priests in the area were arrested in the Nazi occupation in World War II, Franciszek began teaching religion to children, preparing them for their First Communion. This led to his arrest by the Gestapo who imprisoned him in Kalisz, Poland and abused him to death over the course of ten days. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Franciszek Stryjas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2022. Web. 26 January 2022. <>