by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Europe
«Dear brothers and sisters, yesterday in Poland Sister Pasqualina Jahn and 9 sister martyrs of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth were beatified: killed at the end of the Second World War in a context hostile to the Christian faith. These ten nuns, although aware of the danger they ran, remained close to the elderly and the sick they were caring for. May their example of fidelity to Christ help all of us, especially Christians persecuted in different parts of the world, to bear courageous witness to the Gospel. An applause to the new blessed ».
With these words Pope Francis I during the Angelus of Sunday 12 June, on the occasion of the solemn feast of the Holy Trinity, announced the beatification of the nuns killed by the communist atheism of Masonic roots based on the doctrine of Karl Marx according to which ” religion is the opium of the peoples ”(Religion ist das Opium des Volkes).
“In exchange for their fidelity and perseverance until the shedding of blood – he explains -, God gave them a crown of glory, for which we too, today, rejoice and celebrate. Their souls, in fact, are in the hands of God ”, said Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, during the Beatification Mass held on Saturday 11 June in Wroclaw.
But almost all the secular or Christian newspapers in Italy, including Vatican News, have pointed the finger at the Red Army and not at the atheist Marxist Communism, the inspiration behind these diabolical mass crimes. In doing so, they focused on war crime rather than religious massacre.
THE CRIMES OF THE COMMUNISM OF MASONIC ORIGIN
Unfortunately, unlike what happens with Nazi crimes, even in the European Union Communism continues to be “legitimized” as a political movement despite having been the inspiration for identical and even more bloody totalitarian regimes.
It should in fact be remembered that this term was born with the Paris Commune after the massacres of Catholics carried out in the Vendée and in other parts of France by the French Revolution planned by Freemasonry.
The same secret organization of atheist or deist confreres (therefore believers in a Natural God but not Revealed like that of Christian theists) that commissioned and paid Marx to write Capital.
The Paris Commune is the form of self-management organization, of a libertarian socialist style, which took over the city of Paris from March 18 to May 28, 1871. Lenin was inspired by this example of a very brief dictatorship and then he became the leaders of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia during which members of the Romanov Family of Orthodox Christian faith were assassinated.
Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Marija, Anastasija and Alexei Romanov are saints for the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia and for the Russian Orthodox Church (which also recognized them as “bearers of passion “). The family was executed on July 17, 1918 in Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.
The family was canonized in 1981 as a new martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia. They were canonized together with the servants who were killed together with them: the court doctor Yevgeny Botkin, the boy Alexei Trupp, the cook Ivan Charitonov, the maid of the Tsarina Anna Demidova, two servants killed in September 1918, the lady-in-waiting Anastasija Hendrikova and private teacher Catherine Adolphovna Schneider. All were canonized as victims of oppression by the Soviet Union.
THE PROCESS OF BEATIFICATION OF THE POLISH SISTERS
On 19 June 2021, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Most Reverend Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff had authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the decree concerning the martyrdom of the Servants of God Paschalina Jahn (in the world: Mary Magdalene) and 9 Companions, professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth; she killed in hatred of the Faith in Poland in 1945.
Here are their names:
99201 – Paschalina (Maria Maddalena) Jahn
99202 – Maria Edelburgis (Julianna) Kubitzki
99203 – Maria Rosaria (Elfrida) Schilling
99204 – Maria Adela (Clara) Schramm
99205 – Maria Sabina (Anna Hedwig) Thienel
99206 – Maria Sapientia (Lucia Emmanuela) Heymann
99207 – Maria Adelheidis (Hedwig Agnes) Töpfer
99208 – Maria Melusja (Martha) Rybka
99209 – Maria Felicitas (Anna) Ellmerer
99210 – Maria Acutina (Helena) Goldberg
This is the martyrdom of ten professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth.
The Servants of God were killed in different places between February and May 1945, at the end of the Second World War, during the invasion by the Red Army of the Polish territories. The nuns, originally from Silesia, were dedicated to caring for people in need, especially the sick and the elderly.
Material martyrdom for all the Servants of God is confirmed.
Their killing is part of the drama experienced by the populations in the territories between the Oder and Nysa rivers, which suffered violence of all kinds with the invasion of the Red Army. In that context, the fury of the military towards the nuns manifested their hatred towards the faith and towards members of the Catholic Church.
Some religious at the time of the martyrdom were young, others older, some suffered violence, others were threatened, still others were killed in an attempt to defend their sisters.
The Soviet soldiers were indoctrinated with the Marxist culture, the hostile attitude towards the faith was also manifested with gestures of profanation. Rape became a weapon of humiliation, but the violence against those who wore the religious habit was particularly ferocious.
As we have already seen in the investigation into the femmicides committed by Communist partisans in Italy, which took place in peacetime after the end of the Second World War and the Liberation from the Nazi-Fascist regime, and especially in the martyrs of Don Luigi Lenzini and the young seminarian Don Rolando Rivi, also beatified by the Catholic Church
All the Servants of God were aware of the violence committed by the soldiers and were aware of the danger they ran. They also decided to stay close to the people they were caring for, the elderly and the sick unable to escape.
All the Servants of God enjoyed the reputation of martyrdom right from the start and their tombs are still a pilgrimage destination today.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.