Today marks the three-year anniversary of the beatification of Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, April 28, 2018 at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland.
The first lay nurse to be beatified, she was widely recognized as "A nurse of mercy". Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, Archbishop of Krakow, once said of Hanna that she was "the conscience of the nursing profession".
The First Miracle The miracle that led to the opening of Hanna’s cause to being declared Blessed was the miraculous recovery of her friend and nurse, Zofia Szledak-Cholewinska, from a ruptured non-medically and non-surgically treatable aneurysm of the brain. This happened in 2001. Zofia remained in a coma for six weeks after which she recovered with no evidence of cerebral trauma. She had full use of her limbs and speech. The doctors had no explanation for her cure.
Read the full story of Blessed Hanna's life, nursing career and cause for canonization timeline on the NACN-USA website by clicking HERE.
Watch the video "Colours of Fire - Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska's Spirituality" HEREon the NACN-USA website.
Catholic nurses, like Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, may we each recognize the holiness of our calling and continue to nurse with the hands of Jesus.
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