The exhibition “Maria and Hanna Epstein Chrzanów – unusual Krakow nurses”

The exhibition “Maria and Hanna Epstein Chrzanów – unusual Krakow nurses”

June 7 this year in the courtyard of the Dominican Sisters in Krakow The Gródek officially opened an exhibition dedicated to exceptional nurses who exercised his ministry in the city. The protagonists are: Maria Epstein – precursor of Polish professional nursing and Bl. Hanna Chrzanowska who wholeheartedly strive for the care of patients remaining in their homes and help them not only in matters of care for the body, but also the care of their spiritual needs.

These two wonderful nurses knew each other personally because Bl. Hanna Chrzanowska was a student of Maria Epstein, and then they shared their sincere friendship, even when Maria joined the Dominican convent.

We invite you to visit this very interesting exhibition, to which the Dominican nuns materials made available and which is in the courtyard of the monastery on Gródek in Kraków. Mikołajska 21. The exhibition will be available for two months.

Prayers at the sarcophagus of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska

Prayers at the sarcophagus of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska

Currently, a sarcophagus with the remains of Bl. Hanna Chrzanowska is located in the southern nave of the church of St. Nicholas, under the altar setting depicting the coronation of Our Lady. The sarcophagus was made of alabaster. On the sarcophagus, the inscription: Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, Nurse, 1902-1973. The author of the project is Mr. Stanisław Juszczak, and the founder of the Catholic Association of Polish Nurses and Midwives.

Many devotees pray at the sarcophagus, entrusting their intentions to the new Blessed.

In addition, the parish of St. Mikołaj invites you to the weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska and the monthly Holy Mass. for the sick.


“Hour with Jesus and Hanna Chrzanowska”
every Thursday, at 17.00;
Holy Mass evening together in intention
reported patients – every 28th of the month,
St. Nicholas in Krakow, ul. Copernicus 9
(after the Mass – litany to Blessed Hanna and the celebration of her relics).

 

Litany to blessed Hanna Chrzanowska

Portrait of beatification and reliquary

Portrait of beatification and reliquary

Beatification portrait – the picture shows the figure of a 30-year-old nurse – Hanna Chrzanowska. In her hands, Blessed is holding a rosary and the Account of the conscience of the nurse she is the author of. The portrait was painted on the basis of photography. The author of the painting is Mr. Zbigniew Juszczak.

 

 

 

The reliquary – relics of the Blessed were placed in a heart-shaped capsule – a symbol of giving one’s life to another. The heart has been decorated with stones to emphasize feminine delicacy and beauty. The whole is closed in the shape of a classic nursing cap, a symbol of the mission undertaken by Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska. The author of the reliquary is Mr. Marek Nowak from the Manogold company from Zabierzów.