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Blessed Jerzy Kaszyra - February 18

Blessed Jerzy Kaszyra Also known as George Kashira George Kaszyra Juryj Kašyra Giorgio… Jerzy… Yuri Memorial 18 February 12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II Profile Raised in an …More
Blessed Jerzy Kaszyra
Also known as
George Kashira
George Kaszyra
Juryj Kašyra
Giorgio…
Jerzy…
Yuri Memorial 18 February 12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II
Profile Raised in an Orthodox family, George converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 at age 18. He joined the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in 1924 in Druya, Belarus, and made his profession on 2 August 1929. He studied theology and philosophy in Rome, Italy, then at the seminary of Vilnius, Lithuania. Ordained a priest on 20 June 1935. He taught catechism in Druja, and in the seminary in Vilnius. In 1938, Polish authorities ordered Father George to end his pastoral work in western Belarus; he moved to the monastery of Rasno in eastern Belarus and continued his work. In 1940, Soviet authorities, in line with their atheist ideology, kicked him out of the monastery; Father George travelled the area of Belarus and Lithuania, staying at assorted monasteries and continuing his work. On 18 February 1943 the …More