Shrine of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko in Warsaw


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Warsaw, Poland: Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church and Shrine of Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko

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About Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko:
Within the Church of Saint Stanislaus Kostka you will find the museum of Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko.  Father Jerzy was a priest who, although not political, became  a martyr of the late 20th Century.  He often celebrated Mass for the striking steelworkers involved in the Solidarity Movement.  As a result, he became an enemy of the State and a target for assassination.

After an arranged car accident failed, he was assassinated by members of the Polish Communist government in 1984. He was beaten to death and his body thrown into the river shortly before midnight on October 19, 1984.  

This horrible act had, as many others have over the centuries, the opposite effect that the Communists had intended.  It solidified resistance to the authorities and his funeral drew an estimated one million people, a testament to the bravery and defiance of the Polish people.

Museum hours:
  Wednesday through  Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum is closed:
Mondays and Tuesdays;  January 1st;
Holy Week;  Easter;  Easter Monday;
May 1st through 3rd;  Corpus Christi;  All Saints’ Day;
December 22nd through 26th and December 31st. 

Groups of up to 25 people are admitted every 20 minutes.
Last admission for the public is 30 minutes before the closing. 

Address:  kard. Stanisława Hozjusza 2, Warszawa

GPS coordinates:  52° 16' 0.8904'' N,  20° 59' 1.2696'' E

Tel:  +48 22 839 45 72


Click here for the official website of the Museum of 
Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko 

Photos courtesy Museum of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko

To order a book or DVD of the life of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko click here.
Father Jerzy
The Grave of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszki Photo courtesy Wikimedia
Pope John Paul II prays at the grave of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko in 1987.
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