Blessed Metoděj Dominik Trčka

Blessed Metoděj Dominik TrčkaAlso known as

  • Dominik Trcka
  • Metod Dominik Trcka
  • Metodij Dominik Trcka



Redemptorist, making his profession on 25 August 1904. Priest, ordained in Prague (in modern Czech Republic) on 17 July 1910. Worked in parish missions. Vice-provincial of his order on 23 March 1946.

On 14 April 1950 the Communist government of Czechoslovakia outlawed religious communities. On 21 April 1952 Father Metodio received a show trial and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for his work; he was repeatedly tortured by interrogators. Locked in an isolation cell as punishment for singing a Christmas hymn, he contracted pneumonia. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Metoděj Dominik Trčka“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2017. Web. 12 June 2021. <>