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A Life Given for Others (15/02/2011)

As part of the prefect’s conference given to the brother seminarians last February 13, Brother Bela Lanyi, SVD gave a glimpse of the life of Blessed Gregory Frackowiack; a Divine Word Missionary brother who was killed by the Nazis in World War II and was one of the Polish martyrs beatified in 1999.

Brother Gregory was working in the Divine Word Printing press when the war broke out. He was one of those accused by the Germans of spreading news leaflets regarding the spread of military operations. Eventually he was arrested along with others. Seeing that several of the accused were family men he advised them to put the blame on him. He was beheaded on May 5, 1943. The other accused were set free.

Jay de Guzman