Blessed Stefan Grelewski – Feast Day – May 9

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Blessed Stefan Grelewski was born in July 3 1899 in Germany and died in May 9 1941 at the age of 42 in Germany. We celebrate his feast day on May 9 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Stefan Grelewski – Saint of the Day

Blessed Stefan Grelewski Biography

Date of Birth July 3 1899
Country of Birth Germany in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Germany
Date of Death May 9 1941
Place of Death Germany
Feast Day May 9
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on June 3 1999

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Stefan Grelewski was born in Dwikozy, Swietokrzyskie, Poland on July 3 1899. Stefan went to school in Sandomierz and Janów Lubelski. Stefan Grelewski graduated from the Sandomierz Seminary in 1916 and continued his studies at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 1921, Stefan Grelewski was ordained a priest in 1921. Three years later, Stefan defended his doctorate in canon law in Strasbourg, France.

There Stefan Grelewski looked after Polish emigrants. After returning to Poland, he became the secretary-general of the Christian Workers’ Union in Radom. Stefan Grelewski was a teacher, publicist, and translator from German and French. He published in “Kurier Warszawski”, “Nation’s Word”, “Catholic Guide” and “Priestly Athenaeum.” He founded the magazine Catholic Truth. Stefan Grelewski is the author of the book “Confessions and religious sects in contemporary Poland”.

During World War II, together with his brother, nine years younger brother, Blessed Kazimierz Grelewskim taught in secret sets in Radom. Stefan Grelewski was arrested along with his brother in concentration camps in Oświęcim and on  May 9, 1941, in the camp hospital of Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany.

He was beatified with his brother in the group of 108 martyrs of World War II in 1999.

Blessed Stefan Grelewski
Blessed Stefan Grelewski

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