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St. Maximilian, October 31 1982

October 31 1982

Holy Mass for the Fatherland on October 31 1982 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [opening remarks] We are living through the eleventh month of martial law. The month of October, which we end today was again filled with painful and tragic events. Once more we have bled. This month a young miner was killed. This month the union “Solidarity’’ was deprived of its legal status. When it happened, Holy Father stated that such action violates the basic laws of our nation and of the individuals. He also asserted that the Vatican and the Church in Poland will continue defending the rights of the working classes. This month saw further numerous arrests and interments. Still, this month, the month dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, had a happy event. One of our nation’s native sons has been included among the Holy Martyrs. We have received as a gift a Patron of Poland Persecuted. We offer all the happenings of the past month to God at this Holy Mass and we ask God to give us and our nation strength of spirit and love of truth, Let us, in spite of the external pressures, remain spiritually free. [homily] We stand at Christ’s altar facing your portrait, Holy Maximilian, Patron of Poland Persecuted. We stand here to send a prayer up to the throne of God, so that through your inter- cession, we can speak with God in our name and in the name of others who suffer for the cause of […]