Mementoes related to blessed sister Alicja Kotowska presented at exhibition


A preview of an exhibition organized to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection took place in the Museum of Kashubian and Pomeranian Literature and Music.

The celebration was started with a concert by the Cantores Veiherovienses choir conducted by Mr. Tomasz Chyła. After the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection received from a representative of the poviat authorities an Order of Merit, the sisters received also best wishes and expressions of gratitude. Wishes from the Piaśnica Museum were given by Director Teresa Patsidis.

After the official part of the celebration, the sisters invited the attendees to a jubilee exhibition including, amongst others, mementoes related to the blessed sister Alicja Kotowska. Amongst them there was a picture of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn offered to sister Alicja Kotowska by Provincial Superior Teresa Kalkstein on the occasion of arrival of the Sisters of the Resurrection to Wejherowo in 1934.

The exhibition titled ‘Miłością i Prawdą’ (With Love and Truth) can be viewed at Przebendowscy and Keyserlingk Palace, at 2 Zamkowa St. in Wejherowo.

The blessed sister Alicja Kotowska was born in Warsaw in 1899. In 1918 she started studying medicine at the University of Warsaw. In 1920 she served as a medic during the Polish-Soviet War. For her heroic service she was awarded the Cross of Polonia Restituta in 1932. In 1934 she took the position of the head of junior secondary school in Wejherowo, and held it till 1939. Sister Alicja Kotowska was executed by firing squad on 11 November 1939 in the forests near Piaśnica Wielka.



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