Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski (Religious Leader)

Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński

Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński, Farensbach coat of arms, was Archbishop of Warsaw and founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary. He was canonised on 11 October 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Born: November 1, 1822
Died: September 17, 1895, Kraków
Beatified: 18 August 2002, Krakow, Poland by Pope John Paul II
Canonized: 11 October 2009, St. Peter’s Basilica Rome by Pope Benedict XVI
Feast: 17 September

About Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski

Archbishop of Warsaw who founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary, a religious institute for Polish women, in 1857.

Before Fame

He studied mathematics at the University of Moscow.


He was sent into exile after writing to Tsar Alexander II and demanding that Poland be granted independence from Russia.

Family Life

When he was a child his mother was exiled to Siberia for being involved in a nationalist conspiracy in which she tried to help local farmers.


He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

Information related to Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński

  • Burials at St. John’s Archcathedral, Warsaw
  • Greater Poland Uprising (1848) participants
  • Archbishops of Warsaw
  • Polish Roman Catholic saints
  • Canonizations by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Venerated Catholics by Pope John Paul II
  • Beatifications by Pope John Paul II

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