On this day: Bl. Celine Borzecka

by Gerelyn Hollingsworth

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On this day we celebrate the feast of Blessed Celine Borzecka (1833-1913), Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.

"The Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection was founded in Rome in 1891 by a widow, Celine Borzecka, and her daughter, Hedwig. The formation of the Congregation was the first time in the history of the Catholic Church that a religious community of women was founded by a mother and daughter."

--from the web site of the Castleton, New York, Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.

Scroll down for pictures of the Sisters who traveled to Rome to attend the beatification of their foundress.

(At the site is a page about Blessed Sister Alice Kotowska, C.R., who was murdered by the Gestapo in 1939.)

Click here to read Blessed Celine's biography at the Vatican web site.

Click here for the international web site of the Congregation. This site is in Polish, but there are many pictures of Blessed Celine and Venerable Hedwig. Click on Galeria at the top.

A very happy feast day to all Sisters of the Resurrection and to all who have benefited from their prayers and their ministry!

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