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Bl. Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko – Exclusive Photo Restoration – 4 Sizes – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

Bl. Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko – Exclusive Photo Restoration – 4 Sizes – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

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We are drawn to these kind, peaceful eyes of Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947-1984). He was a Polish priest, murdered by communists because he advocated peaceful resistance to their regime. He was a friend of Lech Walesa and was the main priest for the Solidarity trade union.

The communists had been trying to kill him for a while. In their last attempt, they pretended they needed help with their car at the side of the road, and lured him to stop and help. They beat him to death with a rock and threw his body in the reservoir. The three men, agents of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, were quickly tried and convicted, but their superiors disavowed any knowledge of the plots.

A quarter of a million people came to Fr. Popiełuszko's funeral. Lech Walesa, urging the emotional crowd to remain calm and peaceful, said at the time, "The worst has happened. Someone wanted to kill and he killed not only a man, not a Pole, not only a priest. Someone wanted to kill the hope that it is possible to avoid violence in Polish political life."

Declared a martyr of the Church, and Beatified in 2010 by Benedict XVI, a reputed miracle is being investigated for his canonization. (source:

We are happy to offer you this photo, another in our series of our exclusive vivid AI restorations of the Saints, to help you be closer to the Saint, and thus closer to our Lord Jesus.

There is a white border around the image. About 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11", 1.6" for 11x14", and 1.75" for 13x17". The border gives our images a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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