Blessed Karolina Kózkówna
- Also known as
Maria Goretti of Poland
- 18 November
- Fourth of eleven children born to the farm family of Jan and Maria Borzechka Kózka.
A teenaged virgin, she refused the advances of a Russian soldier.
He kidnapped her, dragged her into the forest, and murdered her during an attempted rape.
Martyr of purity.
- 2 August 1898 at Wal-Ruda, Poland
murdered during a rape attempt by a Russian soldier on 18 November 1914 in the forests around Wal-Ruda, Poland
her body was found on 4 December 1914
buried at Zabawa, Poland
- 10 June 1987 at Tarnów, Poland by Pope John Paul II
- Gallery of images of Blessed Karolina
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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