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  • PRĄTNICKI Richard Joseph (Fr Marius Mary); source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOPRĄTNICKI Richard Joseph (Fr Marius Mary)
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surname

PRĄTNICKI

forename(s)

Richard Joseph (pl. Ryszard Józef)

religious forename(s)

Marius Mary (pl. Mariusz Maria)

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function

religious cleric

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Immaculate Mary province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]
st Anthony of Padua and bl. James Strzemię province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

14.01.1945

Skarżysko Kamienna
Skarżysko-Kamienna pow., Holy Cross voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death

12.01.1945, 16.01.1945

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, collaborator of local clandestine resistance „White Eagle” organization (part of future Polish Clandestine State). In his monastery in Skarżysko–Kamienna weaponry was hidden and clandestine meetings were held. Avoided arrests in the monastery in 02.1940 (Germans arrested 3 Congregations’ fathers, including monastery’s guardian, Fr Ignatius John Filip, and 4 friar–brothers, and murdered them). Later prob. served as chaplain of Polish clandestine resistance Home Army AK, part of Polish Clandestine State. In 01.1945 was sent from Niepokalanów back to Skarżysko–Kamienna to re‑open local monastery. Was there when Russian winter 1945 offensive, ending military conflict of the II World War, started. Perished during bombardment prior to the town capture by the Russians.

cause of death

shelling (bombardment)

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

03.04.1910

Szreńsk
Mława pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

religious vows

02.09.1929 (temporary)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.05.1938

positions held

friar of Niepokalanów monastery (1943‑5), f. friar of Skarżysko–Kamienno monastery (1939‑43) — catechist, f. friar of Horyniec monastery (1939) — catechist, f. friar of Lubomierz monastery (1938‑9) — monastery’s vicar, f. friar of Cracow monastery (1934‑8), f. theology and philosophy student at Franciscan Theological Seminary in Cracow (1934‑8), f. friar of Lviv monastery (1928‑34) — student of Lower Theological Seminary, novitiate in Lviv monastery (01.09.1928–02.09.1929), in Order from 1928

others related in death

FILIP Ignatius John (Fr Theodore), GAŁEK Joseph (Bro. Casimir Mary), GAŁUCHA Anthony Stanislaus (Fr Anatol), GRODZKI Andrew (Bro. Hugolinus Mary), NEUGEBAUER Felix (Bro. Luke Mary), STAWARZ Sigismund (Bro. John the Baptist), ŚMIGIEL Joseph (Fr Louis)

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camps (+ prisoner no)

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

Ribbentrop-Molotov: Genocidal Russian–German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. „The war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti–Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislaus Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German–Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called Intelligenzaktion, in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian–German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.bj.uj.edu.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
bibliograhical:
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.pl [access: 2014.07.11]

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