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Blessed Maria Karlowska

June 6
Polish. 1865-1935
Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

Raised in a pious family. Maria had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart. Founded the Congregation of the Good Shepherd of the Divine Providence (Good Shepherd Sisters) who work for the moral and social rehabilitation of prostitutes,and care for those suffering from venereal diseases. Worked mainly in Plock, Pomerania, which is today part of Poland, as well as Lublin, Torun, Bydgoszcz, Topolno, Pniewite, Jablonowo, Zoledowo.
"She worked as a true Samaritan among women suffering great material and moral deprivation. Her devotion to the Savior's Sacred Heart bore fruit in a great love for people. Thanks to this love she restored to many souls the light of Christ and helped them to retain their lost dignity." --Pope John Paul II during the beatification ceremony

"Make Christ more visible than we ourselves." --Blessed Maria

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