Blessed Edmund Bojanowski
- 7 August
- A member of a wealthy, landed, Polish noble family.
He studied literature at universities in Breslau and Berlin.
Contracted tuberculosis in his 20s.
He dedicated his life to the service of abandoned children, the sick, and poor, teaching and spending his fortune in the service of the needy.
He founded reading rooms and libraries to provide books and learning to the poor, and started the first daycare centers in the country.
He funded assistance for the sick, supported orphanages, and worked in both himself.
Founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary whose 4,500 sisters continue the work around the world.
Two years before his death Edmund entered the seminary, but did not survive long enough to graduate or be ordained.
- 14 November 1814 in Grabonog, Poland
- 7 August 1871 in Gorka Duchowna, Poland
- 13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland
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