According to Radio Poland, Sister Klara Ludwika Szczęsna, the co-founder of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be beatified on in Kraków on Sept. 27. The Mass will be celebrated at the John Paul II Sanctuary by the pope’s envoy, Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Sister Szczęsna was born in 1863. At the age of 17, she left her home and worked as a seamstress. In 1885 she joined the Servants of Jesus and ran a shelter for women in Kraków. With Polish bishop Saint Józef Sebastian Pelczar, she later established a new religious congregation, the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the motto “All for the heart of Jesus.”
The congregation focuses on helping young women and the sick. Currently, the congregation has 500 nuns, 350 of whom work in Poland.
Pope Benedict XVI previously stated that she had lived a life of heroic virtue, and last month Pope Francis recognized a miracle attributed to her intercession.