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Fr Bernard Lubienski - A future saint?...


"Fr Bernard Lubienski was a unique person.

As a priest-missionary he is ranked among the most meritorious labourers

in God's field in recent times."

Cardinal Adam Sapieha


Recently the Polish Redemptorists have produced a very good film detailing the life and ministry of Fr Bernard Lubienski CSsR. He entered the Congregation in England, and eventually went back to Poland to re-found the Redemptorists there, and as Fr General says, "He prayed for... and looked forward to bringing the Congregation to the country where St Clement established the first Redemptorist community north of the Alps."


"An aristocrat among missionaries – a missionary among aristocrats."

Read this scholarly document on Fr. Bernard Lubienski's life

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This film features members of our Province, Frs Michael McGreevy and Dominic O'Toole in the Clapham community, and Frs Jimmy Smale and Richard Reid CSsR of the Bishop Eton community. It is well worth watching...


If you want to get hold of a copy please get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




"Servant of God Fr Bernard Łubieński CSsR 

Redemptorist priest, who was born in Guzów near Warsaw in 1846, he studied in England, where he joined the Redemptorists. Following the submission of the religious vows in 1866 and after being ordained in 1870, worked in England as a missionary and pastor for eleven years. After returning to the Polish in 1883, contributing to the revival of the Redemptorist congregation in their homeland by the complicity of the establishment of monasteries in Mościska (1883), Tuchów (1893), Krakow (1903) and Warsaw (1906). Also cooperated fruitfully in the revival of religious and moral Polish society, leading hundreds of missions and retreats, in spite of a serious paralysis of the legs, which has been in 1885, was the apostle of the Marian cult associated with the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He died in Warsaw on 10 September 1933, in the opinion of sanctity, called the "Apostle to the Polish". Currently pending his process of beatification."


For more information about the life of Fr Bernard Lubienski CSsR click here


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