Blessed Shtjefën Kurti – Saint of the Day – October 20

Translate to your Language

Today is Monday, April 8, 2024

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti Biography

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti Profile. Born: 24 December 1898 in Serbia, Asia. Worked in Albania. Died: 20 October 1971 in Fushe, Krujë, Albania. Feast Day is celebrated on October 20.

The Memorial of Blessed Shtjefën Kurti – Saint of the Day

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 24 December 1898
Country of Birth Serbia in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Albania
Date of Death 20 October 1971
Place of Death Fushe, Krujë, Albania
Feast Day October 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on 5 November 2016
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti Biography

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti studied in Albania, in Graz, Feldkirch and Innsbruck in Austria, and in Rome, Italy. Appointed a cleric in Rome on 13 May 1924 for the archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës, Albania. Ward minister in Skopje and Novoselo (in current Macedonia and Kosovo) from 1921 to 1929. To escape abuses in the locale, he fled to Albania and after that Romania. Area cleric in Shan Prendja, Gurës, and Tirana.

Kept in touch with the League of Nations on 5 May 1930 to attempt to attract thoughtfulness regarding the oppression of Albanian Catholics in Kosovo. Captured by Communist government experts on 28 October 1946 and detained in Tirana and after that Burrel for the wrongdoing of Christianity, he was condemned to death, however, the sentence was driven to 20 years, and he served for 17, at last being discharged on 2 May 1963.

He kept on being liable to mental fighting by the Communists in the expectation of breaking his confidence so he could be utilized to impact others; at one point he was compelled to cause his very own downfall, the experts reproduced an execution – and afterward discharged him in expectations the injury would make him lose his confidence.

It didn’t work. He kept tending to abused Catholics in Tirana, Juba and Gurës. In 1967 he fought off a group plan on annihilating his congregation; this prompted him being captured and condemned to 16 years in a constrained work camp. In 1970 he covertly sanctified through water an infant kid; when the specialists scholarly of this wrongdoing, he was re-captured and executed.

Blessed Shtjefën Kurti
Blessed Shtjefën Kurti

Share This Readings Using ...

Subscribe to Receive Catholic Daily Readings Via Email


* indicates required

Daily Catholic Readings App Download

About Laban Thua Gachie 10721 Articles
The founder of is Laban Thua Gachie. I am a Commissioned Lector, a commissioned Liturgy Minister, and a Commissioned member of the Catholic Men Association. We at Catholic Daily Readings, operate the, a Catholic Church-related website and we pride ourself in providing you, on a daily basis the following; 1. Catholic Daily Mass Readings 2. Reflections on those Daily Readings 3. Daily prayers 4. Bible Verse of the Day 5. Saint of the Day