Beatified Pallottines

Blessed Joseph Stanek, SAC (Martyr)Blessed Joseph Jankowski, SAC (Martyr)Blessed Joseph Jankowski, SAC (Martyr)
Blessed Joseph Stanek, SAC (Martyr)

Feast Day:  June 12, 2018

Joseph Jankowski was born on November 17, 1910. 
He made his Consecration in the Society of the
Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines)
on August 5, 1931.  His ordination was on August 2, 1936.
He suffered martyrdom in Auschwitz on October 16, 1941.
He was declared Blessed with 107 other martyrs
by Pope John Paul II on June 13, 1999.

Joseph Stanek was born on December 4, 1916. 
He made his Consecration in the Society of the
Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines)
on August 15, 1937.  His ordination was on April 7, 1941. 
He suffered martyrdom in Warsaw on September 23, 1944. 
He was declared Blessed with 107 other martyrs
by Pope John Paul II on June 13, 1999.

PRAYER
All powerful, ever-living God, turn our weakness into strength.
As you gave your martyrs Joseph Jankowski and Joseph Stanek the courage to suffer death
for Christ, give us the courage to live in faithful witness to you. 
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.  AMEN.



Blessed Elizabeth Sanna k2g5ejsz9bwewi0b9j81u924mtl.jpg

Elizabeth Sanna was born in Codrongianos (Sassari) on April 23, 1788.  At the age of three months, she lost the ability to raise her arms.  She married and raised five children.  In 1825 she was widowed and made a vow of chastity.  She was a spiritual mother to the women and girls of her area.

In 1831, having embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she then went to Rome and was unable to return home due to grave physical ailments.  She dedicated herself totally to prayer and to service of the poor and sick.  She was among the first members of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate (UAC) of St. Vincent Pallotti, her spiritual director.

Her dwelling becam a shrine of faith and of burning love.  She died in Rome on February 17, 1857 and was buried in the church of SS. Salvatore in Onda.  Witnesses confirm and shed light upon the words of St. Vincent Pallotti reported by Fr. Scapaticci and Fr. Vaccari:  "Two people until now have carried the UAC forward:  one is, as you have often understood from Fr. Vincent, Elisabeth Sanna, a poor woman.  The other is Cardinal Lambruschini."

For this reason the "poor" Servant of God received the privilege of being buried near the tomb of St. Vincent Pallotti.  When she died her reputation for holidness was so great that, just four mnght after her death, a postulator was named for her cause of beatification; however it lasted more than one and a half centuries. 

Elisabeth was declared Venerable on January 27, 2014.  The miracle which finally paved the way for her beatification, approved by Pope Francis on January 22, 2016 was the healing of a young Brazilian woman, Suzanna Correia de Conceicao, of an atrophy of the muscles of the right forearm and hand with grave function impairment.  Elisabeth Sanna was beatified on September 17, 2016.