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The Martyrdom of the 11 Nuns of Nowogrodek

We only spent a short time in Poland; we listened to the eyewitness accounts of wholesale massacre of these brave people, first by the Communists, then by the Nazis, and again by the Communists.  We can't help but wonder what kind of brainwashing had to be done to the troops of the Nazi and Soviet Union armies, to get them to believe that everyone else in the world except them was so much garbage, to be discarded at will, and slaughtered in any cruel and inhuman manner.  We do know that Hitler instituted an indoctrination program for the Nazi military, claiming that they were the Aryan race, and better than anyone else.  By comparison, the rest of the world was just so much trash.  Brother Joseph of our Ministry brought to our attention just recently that Poland had always blocked Germany from Russian attacks just by the nature of its geographical location.  When the Russians would attack the Germans, or vice versa, the battles always wound up being fought on Polish soil. 

      A statistic we read about World War II maintains that close to 30,000,000 people were killed during that war, and over half of them were civilians.  So much for the reported skill and bravery of those crack Nazi troops.  It doesn't take much of either to mow down unarmed, defenseless people with machine guns.  They did their best work against unarmed men, women and children.  And let us not forget our priests and nuns.  They were not only unarmed victims; they even prayed for their attackers.

      One of the most outrageous and senseless massacres of the Polish people we have learned about was the slaughter of 11 helpless nuns of the Order of the Holy Family of Nazareth in the woods of Nowogrodek, on August 1, 1943.  During the war, this was part of Poland.  The Soviet Union took it over after World War II, and is today part of Byelorussia.  This also gives you some idea of how these people have been footballed around by tyrannical bullies during this century alone.

The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth were founded for the express purpose of ministering to the family.  They are consecrated to the Holy Family.  Two Sisters came to Nowogrodek in August, 1929.  It had been the prayer of their Bishop, Zygmunt Lozinski, who had been born in the small town.  He wanted them to open a school there, and the Mother Superior was more than happy to accommodate him.  But there was a slight problem.  He was the only one who wanted them in the town.  The people didn't want them.  It was an uphill fight from the very beginning.  They couldn't find a place to call their own.  They were blocked by people in power of the town.  There were many Protestants and Jews.  They were suspicious of the little ladies in black.  When they appealed to their superior in Rome, and to the Bishop, they were told to stand their ground, stick with it.     Read more click here

 

 

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V67 - Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek

A poignant love story of 11 Nuns of the Holy Family of Nazareth, whose only crime was they were Nuns and were willing to die for the Faith. Visit the place of their brutal massacre by the Nazis.

Travel to Nowogrodek in Byelorussia (Belarus), to their grave, their original Church & Shrine.

When they first came and were rejected in Nowogrodek, the Bishop said,

"Through you little Flock, Christ will act and radiate until you enter the glory of the Father...."The town will accept you and it will be proud that it possesses you."


Visit the Holy Family Nuns in Krakow.

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Polish Martyrs of the 20th Century
We traveled to Poland and Lithuania and brought back information
on the Martyrs of Auschwitz, Fr. Jerzy the Martyr of Communism
and the Martyrs of Nowogrodek in Belarus

Polish Martyrs dvds
Saint Edith Stein
Saint Maxmilian Kolbe
Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko
Pope John Paul II Dry Martyr
11 Nuns of Nowogrodek
Lithuania Land of Martyrs
5 Years in Siberia
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Taped in Poland
Lithuania
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Edith Stein - Martyr of Auschwitz

A convert from Judaism, who died not only for her Jewish brothers and sisters, but for her executioners, saying if she did not pray for them who would. Her conversion came about through the writings of St. Teresa of Avila.


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Visit the city of the Immaculata. Trace his life and find out why he would have been canonized even if he had not been martyred.


Go to his room and look out the window upon the statue of the Blessed Mother, he looked to for strength as he saw the gestapo coming to take him to a Death Camp.

He gave up his life for another, with the words,"I want to take this man’s place. I am a Catholic Priest." I want to take this man’s place. I am a Catholic Priest."

Go to Auschwitz & the cell block where he died at the hands of the Nazis.

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I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your recent video which I saw today about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe. I was so touched and saddened by his great act of faith and love for others in the concentration camp at Auschwitz, not to mention his life in general.
Your presentation of his life was very beautiful and gave honor to God and the Blessed Mother. I just wanted you to know that it deepens my faith and love for God and the Blessed Mother. Your work is an act of love for those who do not know the stories of these Martyrs. His life will always be an inspiration for me and my walk as a Catholic.
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One of the truly great modern heroes of Poland of the Communist era, a prophet, a man who gave up his life for his brothers, and whose execution brought about the downfall of Communism in Poland.

Fr. Jerzy was born on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. He would prove to be a super strong catalyst in bringing about the Triumph of the Cross in Poland, six years after his Martyrdom.

See special scenes from his ministry and his funeral; meet his parents and the Lady he loved in Czestochowa.


At his last Mass he said,
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Follow the life of Pope John Paul II, visiting his birthplace at Wadowice, where he lived, the Church he visited and prayed before the Lady of Perpetual Help before going to school, each day.

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Go to Kalvaria, his special Shrine, where he would climb the mountain saying the Rosary at each of the chapels.

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V67 - Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek

A poignant love story of 11 Nuns of the Holy Family of Nazareth, whose only crime was they were Nuns and were willing to die for the Faith. Visit the place of their brutal massacre by the Nazis.

Travel to Nowogrodek in Byelorussia, to their grave, their original Church & Shrine.

When they first came and were rejected in Nowogrodek, the Bishop said, "Through you little Flock, Christ will act and radiate until you enter the glory of the Father...."The town will accept you and it will be proud that it possesses you."


Visit the Holy Family Nuns in Krakow.

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V78 - Lithuania
Land of Martyrs

Like the Poles, the people of Lithuania have a holy stubborness, especially when it comes to their Faith!

A persecuted people always under attack, they turned to their God Who listened to them and answered their prayers; they placed crosses on this hill.

During the occupation of two monsters the Nazis and the Soviets, the faithful put up these crosses, and after the enemy took them down, they put them up again, at the risk of their lives!

Go with us to the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Siuliai.


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We interviewed a Polish man; he said, "I had a home. The Nazis came and burned down my home.
I built another home. The Soviets came and burned down my home. I built another home."

This is an example of the Poles we met on our trip to Poland, in search of heroes past and present.
We knew we would get to better know our Pope visiting the people he loved and the Shrines he most cherished,
but we never expected to fall so in love with a people. They say that we get the priest we deserve.
Well, we can see why the Lord sent this Pope to serve among these brave and holy stubborn people.
This is the land of Martyrs. No wonder the Pope loves the people of Mexico; they could be cousins of his
native brothers and sisters of Poland - lands of Martyrs - land of Mary, with two sister images of Mary
 Czestochowa and Loreto. Discover the treasury of faithfulness we found among the martyrs of Poland and Lithuania.

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