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A Franciscan odyssey : autobiography of WWII prisoner, soldier, priest and foster parent
Królikowski, Łucjan Zbigniew, 1919-
Publication Information:
[United States] : William Parks, c2012.
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394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Subtitle from cover.
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Central Library D810.D5 K76 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An incredible true story. As a young seminarian, Łucjan Kr#65533;likowski, who was accepted into the Franciscan Order by St Maximilian Kolbe, was arrested by the NKVD and deported to labor camps in Northern Siberia. Leaving the Soviet Union with the Polish army of General Anders, he studied for the priesthood in Lebanon. He was sent to work in East Africa, where he ministered to Polish children in a Displaced Peoples Refugee Camp, in Tengeru. After the war he adopted 150 Polish orphaned children and brought them to Canada. He worked for many years in radio ministry in Western New York and currently lives in New England. He has been awarded many honors for his work with the children."A Franciscan Odyssey" is a new version of his popular memoir written in Polish. It was translated into English by Dr. Gosia Brykczynska of London, England. This book is available from the publisher at quantity discounts to bookstores, libraries, schools, book club discussion groups and Internet book sellers at 40% discount when ordering 10 or more copies - the discount price is $8.97 per copy. Email: Topics covered in this book: Niepokalanow, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Franciscan Religious Order, Scouting movement, Gulag Archipelago, World War II, Polish Army in the Soviet Union, Polish orphans, communism, Bierut Lebanon, Tengeru Settlement, East Africa, Paul-Emile Cardinal Leger, Father Justyn Holy Rosary Hour.

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