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Blessed Jan Beyzym - 2 October Profile Son of a Polish freedom fighter. Jesuit priest. Teacher at Jesuit boarding schools in Tarnopol and Chyrów. In 1898 he became a missionary to lepers near …More
Blessed Jan Beyzym - 2 October
Profile
Son of a Polish freedom fighter. Jesuit priest. Teacher at Jesuit boarding schools in Tarnopol and Chyrów. In 1898 he became a missionary to lepers near Tananariwa, Madagascar. In 1902 he began construction of a leper hospital at Marana, Madagascar; he never gave up, but it took nine years to finish.
Born
15 May 1850 in Beyzymy Wielkie, Poland (now in Ukraine)
Died
2 October 1912 in Marana, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar of natural causes
relics entombed at the Jesuit basilica in Krakow, Poland in 1993
Venerated
21 December 1992 by Pope John Paul II
Beatified
18 August 2002 by Pope John Paul II at Krakow, Poland
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