Saint Josef Bilczewski

Saint Josef Bilczewski

Birth
Austria
Death 20 Mar 1923 (aged 62)
L'viv, L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 25055206 · View Source
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Also known as
Giuseppe Bilczewski; Joseph Bilczewski; Jozef Bilczewski
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Eldest of nine children in a peasant family. Seminarian at Krakow, Poland. Ordained on 6 July 1884. Doctor of theology at the University of Vienna in 1886. Studied dogmatic theology and Christian archaeology in Rome and Paris. Professor of theology at the University of Lviv in 1891. Archbishop of Leopoli on 17 December 1900. Often intervened with civil authorities on behalf of Poles, Ukrainians and Jews. Guided his flock during World War I (1914-1918), the Polish-Ukrainian War (1918-1919), the Bolshevik invasion (1919-1920), and the anti-Catholic terror started by the Communists; from 1918-1921 his archdiocese lost about 120 priests. Fought to protect everyone in his see, regardless of race or religion.
Born at Wilamowice, Austria (modern Ukraine)
Died at Lviv, Ukraine of natural causes
Beatified on 26 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II at Ukraine
Canonized on 23 October 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI at Rome, Italy


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  • Created by: Jim Ditton
  • Added: 4 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25055206
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Josef Bilczewski (26 Apr 1860–20 Mar 1923), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25055206, ; Maintained by Jim Ditton (contributor 46569765) Unknown.