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Subject: Re: KALINOWSKI
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:06:01 -0800 (PST)
More information (and pictures) about Saint Raphael
Kalinowski (1835-1907) can be found at the following
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 10:55:39 EST
Subject: Re: KALINOWSKI
> In a message dated 2/15/2003 4:07:43 AM Central
> Standard Time, writes:
> > David Zincavage wrote:
> > > (10) also known as ZARE~BA or ZAREMBA
> > > Arms Zare~ba, 1330; from Kalinowa in the
> > > district of Kalisz, Silesia, and Prussia.
> > > --Niesiecki, Liske, Rangl.
> > Prof. Antoniego Gasiorowski has more information
> > about this family. He noticed in: Urzednicy dawnej
> > rezeczypospolitej XII-XVIII wieku, Tom 2
> > Ziemie Leczycka, Sieradzka i Wielunska, Zeszyt 1
> > Urzednicy Leczyccy, sieradzcy i wielunscy 13.-15.
> > wieku. Wroclaw 1985, p. 170:
> > 1. Wawrzyniec Kalinowa z Zarembowie was skarbnik
> > of Sieradz in 1358.
> > 2. Marcin Kalinowa z Zaremba was:
> > chorazy of woje. Sieradz 1395-1399
> > kasztelan of Sieradz 1399-1429
> > wojewoda of Sierdaz 1430-1437
> > and also Starost in Wielun 1416-1426.
> > 3. His son was Wawrzyniec
> > marszalek nadworny 1421-1426, koronny 1426-1430
> > kasztelan of Sieradz 1431-1452
> > wojewoda of Sieradz 1453
> > and also Starost in Wielun (1432-1453) and in
> > Ostrzeszow (1450-1453).
> > 4. His son was Jan
> > Starost in Ostrzeszow (1445-1447) and in Wielun
> > (1453-1479)
> > kasztelan of Sierdaz 1461-1477
> > wojewoda of Kalisz 1477-1479.
> > 5. Jan Lopacic (i z Niniewa, Przedborowa) Kalinowa
> > z Zarembowie was the
> > kasztelan of Wielun (1461-1489).
> Patron Saint of the Polish Nobles League in Canada
> (founded by the House of Zaremba May 3, 1991 in
> Ottawa, Canada) is SAINT RAPHAEL KALINOWSKI OF ST
> > JOSEPH (Josepth Kalinowski), was born on September
> 1, 1835 at Vilnius to Andrew Kalinowski and his wife
> Josephine Polonska.
> His was a cultured family of noble origin. Shortly
> after his birth, his mother died. The third wife of
> his father, Sophie Puttkamer, exerted a large
> influence on his life, being a
> deeply religious woman of great sensitivity to the
> needs of others.
> After graduation from the Institute for Nobles at
> Vilnius (1850), he studied
> agricultural science for two years, then engineering
> (1853-57) at the
> Military Academy of Engineering at St Petersburg.
> There he also taught for a
> short time. In 1860 he was transferred to the
> fortress of Brest-Litovsk. When
> the insurrection of 1863 broke out, Joseph
> volunteered his services, in a
> patriotic spirit, to the clandestine National
> Government. They appointed him
> head of the Department of War in Lithuania. Arrested
> in April 1864, he was
> sentenced to ten years hard labour in Siberia.
> The decade before the insurrection of 1863 was
> unusually important in the
> life of Kalinowski. It began with a religious crisis
> of intensive
> intellectual searching and deliberation. This
> brought him eventually, to the
> conviction that faith along is the stable basis of
> life. Fascinated by the
> great love of God, "who devoted himself entirely to
> us," he decided to give
> his own life to God, by serving his neighbour. This
> he expressed in the
> following prayer: "Lord, if I have to live, let it
> be that I live only for
> you. Let my every action be inspired by your love."
> Joseph Kalinowski
> considered himself to be totally at the service of
> others. During the long
> journey to Siberia, and in the successive places of
> exile, he looked after
> his fellow exiles, sharing with them his money and
> articles of everyday use.
> Prayer was a tower of strength for him, as he
> himself said, "The world may
> strip me of everything, but I have a refuge it
> cannot touch - prayer!" His
> fellow deportees, used to add to their litany, the
> following invocation:
> "Through the devotions of Kalinowski, Lord save us!"
> Joseph treated the time of exile as a preparation
> for his monastic and
> priestly life. In 1877, he entered the Order of
> Discalced Carmelites in Graz,
> (Austria), taking the religious name of Brother
> Raphael of St Joseph. He was
> ordained on January 15, 1882 in Czerna near Cracow.
> Not long after, he became
> prior of Czerna, the first of many times. The same
> happened in Wadovice,
> which was founded by him. There he died a saintly
> death on 15th November
> 1907. He was buried in the monastery cemetery in
> As a priest, Fr Raphael continued to live out the
> principle of his life: to
> serve God in his neighbour. This was realized in a
> marked way in the
> confessional. He was a spiritual director to many
> religious and laity. He
> nursed the sick, organized help for those in moral
> danger because of
> deprivation. He had an extraordinary ability to
> reconcile people with God and
> the Church.
> He was beatified by John Paul II on 22nd June 1983
> in Cracow. Discalced
> Carmelites of the Polish province revitalized by
> him, have spread from their
> own country, to work also in the missions of Rwanda
> and Burundi, and the
> United States. Recently their work of evangelization
> has spread even to
> Lithuania and to some of the Republics of the Soviet
> Union from where Fr
> Raphael came: Byelorussia and the Ukraine.
> In proclaiming Raphael Kalinowski a Saint on 17th
> November, 1991, the Church
> wishes to present to us, a man who managed to
> realize completely the vocation
> of disciple of Christ in every circumstance of his
> life - whether as
> engineer, patriot, exile, educator, priest or
> religious. He served those who
> were his neighbours, sharing not only his bread, but
> "the treasure of faith,"
> as well. He was always deeply concerned about Church
> Edward Kuciak, Leader of the Polish Nobles League in
> Canada (House of
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