Blessed Jan Franciszek Macha

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One of four children born to Pawel Macha and Anna Cofalka. Jan felt a call to a priestly vocation, but was turned down by the seminary on first application in 1933. He studied law for a few months, but was accepted to seminary in 1934. Ordained a priest of the archdiocese of Katowice, Poland on 25 June 1939, just a few months before the Nazi invasion. During the war he worked to provide material and spiritual support to families and children who had lost parents in the fighting. Imprisoned on 5 September 1941, he was moved from prison to prison, repeatedly interrogated by the SS, and finally executed. Martyr.

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Beatified

  • pending; previously planned recognition cancelled due to covid epidemic

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jan Franciszek Macha“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2021. Web. 24 February 2021. <>