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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin), source: newsaints.faithweb.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    source: newsaints.faithweb.com
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  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin); source: Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, „Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939—1988”, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    source: Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, „Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939—1988”, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
    own collection
  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Contemporary painting, St Stanislaus church, Czortków, source: bobrka.przemyska.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Contemporary painting, St Stanislaus church, Czortków
    source: bobrka.przemyska.pl
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

SPYRŁAK

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

religious forename(s)

Justin (pl. Justyn)

  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Grave plague, Fr Domicans crypt, communal cemetery, Czortków, source: nieobecni.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Grave plague, Fr Domicans crypt, communal cemetery, Czortków
    source: nieobecni.com.pl
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  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Czorktów, source: mbc.malopolska.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Czorktów
    source: mbc.malopolska.pl
    own collection
  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Commemorative plaque, St Dominic church, Warsaw-New Town-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Commemorative plaque, St Dominic church, Warsaw-New Town-New Town
    source: own collection
  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Commemorative plaque, St Dominic church, Warsaw-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Commemorative plaque, St Dominic church, Warsaw-New Town
    source: own collection
  • SPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin) - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPYRŁAK John (Fr Justin)
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
    source: ipn.gov.pl
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Preachers (Dominican Order, Dominicans - OP)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06]

diocese / province

Lviv archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

07.12.1895

Bronowice Małe - Cracow

religious vows

15.09.1913 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

20.09.1919

positions held

prior (1937‑41), steward (1935‑7) and prefect (till 1937) of Chortkiv monastery, f. steward of Lviv monastery (1933‑5), f. confessor to St Joseph Sisters’ in Lviv (till 1935), f. prior of Jarosław monastery (1930‑3), f. spiritual leader of 3rd St Dominic Congregation in Jarosław (till 1933), f. deputy prior of Żółkiew monastery (1928‑30), f. friar of Żółkiew monastery — prefect (1927‑30) and deputy prefect (1923‑6) of boarding school for boys, f. prefect at St Felice Sisters Teachers’ Seminary in Żółkiew (till 1930), f. friar of Cracow monastery (1926‑7) — senior sacristan and cantor, f. philosophy (1913‑9) and theology (1913‑23) student at Corpus Christi monastery in Lviv, novitiate in Cracow monastery (1912‑3), joined the Congregation on 15.09.1912 in Cracow

date and place of death

02.07.1941

Chortkiv (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, did not leave Chortkiv and remained with his co–brothers despite that the Russians took over most of the monastery as military quarters. Allowed members of a budding Polish clandestine National Party organisation (part of emerging Polish Clandestine State) to meet in the church choir. There on the night of 20/21.01.1940 the Chortkiv uprising, aiming to release Polish prisoners held in Chortkiv prison, take over the railway station, hijack a train and force it to go to Romania, started. The uprising failed and at least 21 young Poles were subsequently murdered by the Russians. Aafter German attack of Russians in 06.1941, during panic retreat of Russians before advancing Germans, Russians slaughtered c. 1,300 Polish and Ukrainian prisoners held in Chortkiv prison. Few days later apprehended in the monastery (church’s sacristy was vandalized) and together with 3 co–brothers brought by the local Jews helping the genocidal Russian organization NKVD to a local river Seret bank and murdered — shot to the back of the head. Four other co–brothers were murdered in the monastery itself.

perpetrators

Russians / Jews

others related in death

BOJAKOWSKI Stanislaus (Bro. Andrew), CZERWONKA Martin (Bro. Reginald), IWANISZCZÓW Charles (Bro. Methodius), LONGAWA Francis (Fr Jerome), MISIUTA Stanislaus (Fr Jack), WINCENTOWICZ Joseph, ZNAMIROWSKI Adam (Fr Anatol Mary)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Czortków: When the news of German attack reach Czortków Russians murdered approx. 200 prisoners in local jail (some where walled over, the other massacred on the prison yard). The rest were driven to Humań, where approx. 700 of them were massacred. 350 more died deported to Russia. On 02.07.1941 Russians entered the Dominican convent in Czortków and murdered, with the help of local Jews, all religious (four were murdered within the walls of the monastery, four others were marched out to the banks of Seret river and there executed with a shot to the head). Next they defiled the church and burnt the monastery. Czortków remembered then — now totally forgotten — an attempt on 20.01.1940 by mainly Polish gymnasium students to free Polish prisoners from local jail, taking over the train station and driving a train to a nearby Romania. The attempt failed, 3 Russians died. In reprisal Russians arrested 128 people, murdered 35 and the rest exiled to Siberia. (more on: www.blogpress.pl [access: 2013.08.31], www.fronda.pl [access: 2014.05.09])

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners held in Russian controlled prisons in occupied Poland — c. 40,000 prisoners held in Russian NKVD prisons in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and many other individuals. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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 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.jerzyrobertnowak.com [access: 2013.01.06], www.zulice31.parafia.info.pl [access: 2013.01.06], krzysztofpozarski.files.wordpress.com [access: 2019.04.16], cracovia-leopolis.pl [access: 2013.01.06]
bibliograhical:
„Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‑1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2013.01.13], bobrka.przemyska.pl [access: 2018.09.02], nieobecni.com.pl [access: 2015.04.18], mbc.malopolska.pl [access: 2016.03.14], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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