Blessed Gjon Koda – Feast Day – May 11

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Blessed Gjon Koda was a Franciscan Priest, born on April 25 1893 in Janjevë (Janjevo), Lypjan, Serbia who was killed on May 11 1947 in Lezhë, Albania and died as a martyr. We celebrate his feast day on May 11 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Gjon Koda – Feast Day

Blessed Gjon Koda Biography

Date of Birth April 25 1893
Country of Birth Serbia in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Franciscan Priest
Place of Work Albania
Date of Death May 11 1947
Place of Death Lezhë, Albania
Feast Day May 11
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on November 5 2016

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Gjon Koda was a Franciscan Friar monk. On July 30, 1925, he celebrated his first mass in Vicar in Lezhë, Albania where he was arrested and tortured by Communist authorities.

They wanted him to confess that his brother Franciscans gathered for political reasons and were planning against the state. It was a lie, and Brother Serafin refused to “confess” to save himself.

He died on May 11, 1947, in Lezhë, Albania where nails were driven through his throat. Gjon was secretly buried nearby and his grave was rediscovered on September 16, 1994.

Blessed Gjon Koda
Blessed Gjon Koda

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