Prayers at the grave of Hanna Chrzanowska.

Prayers at the grave of Hanna Chrzanowska.

Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska now rests under one of the altars in the church of St. Mikołaj at ul. Copernicus in Krakow.

At her grave, not only patients and nurses gather and pray daily. The faithful hope that this next saint from Krakow will ask God for many favors.


At this point, we want to ask for information about all the favors received from God through the intercession of the Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska.


Information on the Word of God Hanna Chrzanowska on the website of the parish St. Nicholas.

Timeline of the beatification process

Timeline of the beatification process of the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska

April 1993. After the Mass in the Basilica of the Franciscans, Fr. Bp. Stanisław Smoleński in the twentieth death, among the gathered nurses, the sick and their guardians, a request for efforts to initiate the beatification process of Hanna Chrzanowska was made. The application was made by the nurse Zofia Szlendak – Cholewińska.

December 4, 1995. During the canonical visitation of the parish Nicholas in Krakow by HE, priest Cardinal. Franciszek Macharski, after a meeting with representatives of the Health Service, the Board of the Catholic Department of the Association of Polish Nurses and Midwives with its president Izabela Ćwiertnia, priest and midwife of priests Kazimierz Kubik, he asked Fr. Cardinal with a request to initiate efforts to elevate Hanna Chrzanowska to the altars.

March 1997. The Polish bishops gathered at the 287th Conference of the Polish Episcopate expressed a positive opinion on the appropriateness of initiating the trial.
Appointment by Fr. Cardinal F. Macharski of the Historical Commission chaired by prof. dr hab. Urszula Perkowska and members of nurses: Krystyna Pęchalska and Maria Przybylska.

October 1998. The end of the work of the Historical Commission. Parish priest of Saint. Nicholas Monsignor Antoni Sołtysik turned in an official letter to the Cardinal for the opening of the beatification process of Hanna Chrzanowska.

On November 3, 1998, HE Cardinal Franciszek Macharski issued the decree solemnly opened the beatification process.
The court was sworn in at the chapel of the Krakow Archbishops. The ceremony was given by the Cardinal in the presence of the appointed referent for canonization priest prof. hab. Stefan Ryłko. Assistants of Father Andrzej Scąber and priest Andrzej Grodecki. The postulator was sworn in by priest Antoni Sołtysik – parish priest of St. Mikołaj, vice postulator – nurse Helena Matoga, notary lawyer, nurse Maria Cherian.

May 1999. In the church of St. Mikołaja w Krakowie On every third Wednesday of the month, prayers are being held to raise Hanna Chrzanowska to the altars. It is also a day of formation meetings for nurses and midwives.
The interrogation of the witnesses of life and the work of the Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska began. Over 70 people were interviewed.

December 30, 2002. Solemn closure of the beatification process at the diocesan level, Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska by HE, Cardinal F. Macharski.

January 30, 2003. Transfer of procedural documents to the Congregation for the Cult of Saints at the Holy See. Roman postulator of the beatification process was elected priest. prelate Mieczysław Niepsuj, director of the Polish Home in Rome. Documents were delivered by: Postulator Antoni Sołtysik together with priest Kazimierz Kubik.
The development of POSITIO has begun.

30 September 2015 during an audience in the Vatican for the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Card. Angelo Amato, Pope Francis confirmed the decrees on the heroic virtues of the Servants of God, Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki and nurse Hanna Chrzanowska.

On April 6, 2016, the mortal remains of the Venerable Servant of God were moved from the Rakowicki Cemetery to the crypt of the church of St. Nicholas in Krakow at ul. Copernicus 9.

July 7, 2017 Approval by Pope Francis of the decree of the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska. The basis was the recognition of the miracle as the cause of the Servant of God.

December 7, 2017 issue of the Decree by priest Archbishop Metropolitan of Krakow Marek Jędraszewski, who appointed the Organizing Committee for the preparation of the beatification ceremony planned for April 28, 2018, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God.