Chapel of the blessed
The mortal remains of the handmaid of God were solemnly deposited in the alabaster sarcophagus at the altar in the southern nave of the church of St. Nicholas in Krakow. A nursery place will be established here. (more)
Her was about eternal life
About Hanna Chrzanowska and what she left to future generations of nurses, was discussed on April 12 during the conference “Sister of our God.” (more)
Hanna Chrzanowska the patron of the school
The name of the future blessed party was given to the Post-secondary School of Medical and Social Services for Adults in Krakow-Nowa Huta. (more)
Flame of Hanna Chrzanowska
The school gave the name of the future blessed nurse to the Nowa Huta concert at the Teatr im. Słowacki “I see it in the color of a flame – the world according to Hanna Chrzanowska”. (more)
Be like Hanna Chrzanowska
In Łagiewniki there was a meeting of young people who wanted to join in the preparations for the beatification of Hanna Chrzanowska. (more)
They mentioned Hanna Chrzanowska
In the church of St. Nicholas took the next stage of spiritual preparation for the beatification of a nurse, who combined the service of the sick with personal sanctity. (more)
Prayer at the grave of Hanna Chrzanowska
About 200 people from the 40 charity groups of the Archdiocese of Krakow took part in the February 24 meeting to prepare for the beatification of Hanna Chrzanowska. Holy Mass in the church of St. Nicholas, where the grave of God’s handmaid is located, was presided over by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, witness of the life of H. Chrzanowska. (more)
Concert of the memory of Hanna Chrzanowska
9 April evening at the Teatr im. Slowacki in Krakow hosted the concert “I see it in the color of a flame”, devoted to Hanna Chrzanowska, nurse, patron of the post-secondary school of Medical and Social Services for Adults in Krakow-Nowa Ruda, to be elevated to the altars on April 28. (more)
Charity groups at the grave of Hanna Chrzanowska
About 200 people from the 40 charity groups of the Archdiocese took part in the February 24 meeting to prepare for the beatification of the Krakow nurse. (more)
Living the Gospel as a path to holiness
The Cracow Church began spiritual preparation for the upcoming beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska. This is another gift that we receive on our personal and shared path of faith, hope and love. The new Blessed has reminded us that the disciples and disciples of Jesus can and should strive for holiness in every state of life, in every profession, in all circumstances. – Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz said during the Mass. in the Church of St. Nicholas in Krakow. (more)
Fr Niepsuj: Hanna Chrzanowska saw in the suffering man the features of the suffering Christ
He explained the postulator of her process to H. Chrzanowska and her meeting with the Krakow nurse about the details of the beatification process of Fr Mieczysław Niepsuj during the lecture as part of the preparations of the Archdiocese of Krakow to the ceremony of elevating the handmaid of God to the altars. The priest emphasized that Hanna Chrzanowska in the suffering person saw the suffering Christ. (more)
The Faculty of Social Sciences of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow invites you to the scientific conference “Sister of our God – on the eve of beatification of Hanna Chrzanowska”, which will take place on April 12, 2018 in the hall at ul. Bernardyńska 3. Starting the meeting at 10.00.
The conference will consist of two parts. In the first (10.00-13.00) there will be five lectures devoted to Hanna Chrzanowska’s sanctity and the work she has begun and which continues to this day, providing inspiration to those who help the sick and the needy. Part two (13.45-15.45), panel, is a meeting with the witnesses of the sanctity of Hanna Chrzanowska and those whose character of the Servant of God inspired her own deep religious reflections and literary creativity.
Fr.. dr hab. Antoni Świerczek
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
10.00 – Beginning of the conference Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, Metropolitan of Cracow
Ks. prof. dr hab. Wojciech Zyzak, Rector of the UPJPII in Krakow Fr. dr hab. Antoni Świerczek, Dean of the WNS UPJPII in Krakow
Part I (lectures and discussion)
Hosted by: dr hab. Małgorzata Duda, prof. UPJPII
10.30 – 11.00 – priest prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Kijas, Be close to the needy
11.00 -11.30 – priest dr hab. Grzegorz Godawa, Idea of home care implemented today
11.30 – 12.00 – prof. dr hab. n. med. Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, The demand for long-term care in environmental conditions
12.00 – 12.30 – priest dr Kazimierz Kubik, Integral vision of the sick in the ministry and apostolate of Hanna Chrzanowska
12.30 – 13.00 – Marta Mordarska, Director of PFRON Małopolska Branch – Activities supported by PFRON outside the institution
13.00 – 13.45 – break
Part II (panel and discussion)
Host: ks. dr Marcin Cholewa (13.45 – 15.30)
– priest prof. dr hab. Łukasz Kamykowski, UPJPII in Krakow
– edited by Marzena Florkowska, author of the book Radość dawania. Hanna Chrzanowska
– ed. Paweł Zuchniewicz, author of the book, Sister of our God
– Stanisław Kracik, director of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital Babińskiego in Kraków’s Kobierzyn
– Helena Matoga, vice postulator of the beatification process of Hanna Chrzanowska
– Maria Zielińska, President of the AGAPE Foundation for Assistance to Disabled People Hanna Chrzanowska
15.30 – Summary
Program devoted to the figure of Hanna Chrzanowska on the Polish Catholic television TV Trwam.
On Wednesday – April 4 – at the church of Saint. Nicholas in Krakow held a solemn transfer of the mortal remains of the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska from the underground of the temple to the chapel dedicated to celebrate the future Blessed. They were deposited in an alabaster sarcophagus, which is a gift from Polish nurses and locals.
With the singing of the Litany to All Saints, the mortal remains were solemnly brought to the temple. Prayer was presided over by Fr. Bishop Jan Zając. The copper coffin with the remains of Chrzanowska was affixed with the seals of the Archdiocese of Krakow, and then put into an alabaster sarcophagus, which was placed at the late-gothic altar with the scene of the Coronation of Mary.
At the age of the sarcophagus there is an inscription: “Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, nurse,” and on the corpus – the cross and the date of birth and death of the Servant of God. For now – until the beatification – it will be covered. After the ceremony, which will take place on April 28 at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki, the faithful will be able to pray there next to the relics of the future Blessed. A painting with the image of Hanna Chrzanowska will also hang on the side wall of the chapel.
As Fr. Dr. Andrzej Scąber, the delegate of the Archbishop of Krakow for canonization, the ceremony of transferring the temporal remains of the Venerable Servant of God Hanna Chrzanowska, was the complement of what took place two years ago at the Rakowicki Cemetery. – Exactly two years ago, on April 6, 2016, there was an exhumation, a recognization, that is, the recognition of remains and the collection of small fragments to future reliquaries and
transferring them to the church of St. Nicholas in Krakow – the priest explained and added that during these two years the bones rested in the basement of the temple, waiting for the papal decision regarding the miracle. – When the Holy Father approved the miracle through the intercession of Hanna Chrzanowska, it was possible to set the date of beatification. The Secretariat of State at the request of the Archbishop of Kraków confirmed the date which will take place on April 28, 2018 at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy – reminded Fr. Scaber.
Rekognicja, download of the relics belongs to the essential elements of the canonization process. This is most often done before the beatification itself, in order to take out the small bones of the skeleton, which are then intended for the relics, to honor the faithful who ask for it. – These relics will be able to acquire primarily parish communities, hospital chapels, and in exceptional situations, private persons – the priest told us.
When the skeleton was cleaned, preserved and secured two years ago, the bones on the relics were secured. – Today, other parts of the bones of the Servant of God have been chosen for these separate parts, which will soon become relics. The postulation has prepared one hundred capsules with relics. However, many more relics have been collected than at the moment there is a need, due to the fact that the next recognizing can only take place before canonization, so we do not know when – maybe in a couple, maybe in several dozen years – noted Fr. Scaber.
Part of the relics will be transferred to the parish, which indicates that they are interested in relics, and some will be kept in the church vault.
(source: Cracow Archdiocese)
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.