Maria Kapri’s memoirs of Father Adam Roszko-Bogdanowicz (1898-1941) Cover Image

Marii Kapri wspomnienia o ks. Adamie Roszko-Bogdanowiczu (1898-1941)
Maria Kapri’s memoirs of Father Adam Roszko-Bogdanowicz (1898-1941)

Author(s): Tomasz Krzyżowski
Subject(s): History of Church(es)
Published by: Instytut Wydawniczy Księży Misjonarzy “Nasza Przeszłość”
Keywords: Rev. Adam Bogdanowicz; Maria Kapri; Polish Armenians; Armenian Church;

Summary/Abstract: The hero of these memoirs, father Adam Roszko-Bogdanowicz, was born on July 12, 1898, in Dolininy into the Armenian family of Stanislav and Wanda de Oroszena Bohdanowicz. He finished middle school in Lviv and the Latin Seminary there, and was ordained a priest in 1920 by Armenian Archbishop Józef Teodorowicz. He was one of the organizers of the Library of Religious Knowledge in Warsaw (1920-1923), then he was vicar of the Armenian cathedral in Lvov (1923-1927), administrator of the parish in Horodenka in Pokucie (1927-1935), from 1933 a general canon of the Armenian chapter in Lvov and editor of the theological journal "Gregoriana" (1935-1938). He became known as a valued pastor, catechist and retreat leader, tireless confessor and spiritual director, patriot, journalist and publisher of religious literature. During World War II, he became involved in patriotic activities in the Union for Armed Struggle, and was arrested by the NKVD in 1940 and sentenced to death, which he avoided. He was held in the prison on Kazimierzowska Street (the socalled "Brygidki") in Lviv, where he was murdered by the Soviets on June 24, 1941. They exchanged views on a wide range of religious life, professional work, current problems and difficulties. A reliable biography of father Adam Bogdanowicz has not been compiled so far, therefore the published memoirs provide many interesting and previously unknown details of his life and religious, social and patriotic activities.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 135
  • Page Range: 233-303
  • Page Count: 71
  • Language: English, Polish