Beatification process

January 26, 2015

A future postulator, as a seminarist of the Poznań Seminary, gives his best wishes to Wanda Błeńska on the day of the centesimal anniversary of her birthday, Poznań, 27th November 2011. (pict. Archives of the Seminarists’ Missionary Association in Poznań)

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, metropolitan bishop of Poznań, commissions fr. Jarosław Czyżewski to gather information concerning Wanda Błeńska “being aware of a possibility of the inauguration of the beatification process”.

September 5, 2019

Bishop Szymon Stułkowski, auxiliary bishop of Poznań,
hands a decree to the postulator.

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki appoints fr. Jarosław Czyżewski as a postulator of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska.

September 17, 2019

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Archbishop Staniław Gądecki’s request to the Polish Episcopal Conference for a permission for the inauguration of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska.

October 9, 2019

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The Polish Episcopal Conference grants permission for the inauguration of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska by the Archdiocese of Poznań.

October 25, 2019

(fot. Wikipedia)

Archbishop Staniław Gądecki’s request to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints for granting nihil obstat for the inauguration of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska at the level of the Archdiocese of Poznań.

November 27, 2019

The edict was read during the Holy Mass on the 5th anniversary of the Mother of the Lepers’ death in the parish of Christ the Good Shepherd in Poznań, 27th November 2019.
(pict. Zbigniew Skibiniewski)

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki issues an edict stating the intent of the Archdiocese of Poznań to inaugurate the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska.

January 14, 2020

(pict. Archives of the Archdiocese of Poznań)

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints grants nihil obstat for the inauguration of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska at the level of the Archdiocese of Poznań.

June 8, 2020

(pict. fr. Jarosław Czyżewski)

The institution of the Historical Commission in the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska, which is to gather and analyse documents credibly presenting the life and activity of the candidate for altars. Fr. prof. Bernard Kołodziej SChr became the chairman of the Commission, PhD Katarzyna A. Mich and fr. PhD Dawid Stelmach became members of the Commission

October 18, 2020

(pict. Archdiocese of Poznań)

The inauguration of the beatification process of Wanda Błeńska. The solemn session of the Tribunal under the chairmanship of bishop Damian Bryl, an appointed delegate of the metropolitan bishop of the Poznań Archdiocese. The session of the Tribunal and the solemn Mass took place on Mission Sunday, a memorial day of Saint Luke, a patron saint of physicians, in the Archcathedral Basilica in Poznań. Since that day, Wanda Błeńska is declared to be called a Servant of God. Watch a video

Due to the Covid-19 infection, archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and bishop Szymon Stułkowski could not participate in the celebration. The latter one gathers young people at Wanda Błeńska’s tomb at the Rosary prayer every month since the day of death of the missionary.