Katarzyna Szymon was born on 21.10.1907 in
Studzienice. She was christened
and received her First Holy Communion in the parish church in Pszczyna. Her
mother passed away when she was only a one-year-old baby. Since her early
childhood she displayed the gifts of prayer, contemplation and solitude. Only
Holy God understood her contrition of heart. On the eighth day of March 1946
she received stigmata on both hands, both feet, under her right breast and on
the forehead. She cried with blood-stained tears. She was endowed with many
miraculous gifts such as an encounter with Jesus Christ, Saint Mary and other
Saints, a gift of being simultaneously at two different places at different
times, fathoming out people’s hearts and consciences, speaking foreign
languages (including Hebrew and German despite being unable to read and write ).
Many a time, as witnesses testify, “Holy Communion descended and rested on her
very lips”. This very miracle, evidence and other facts can be watched in the
film which is available for downloading or viewing free of charge on www.KatarzynaSzymon.pl (com).
Stigmata along with sufferings had lasted The for 40 years till her death. The
Address she received during her ecstasies is in conformity with the Church’s
teachings. Extraordinary humbleness and sufferings she had gone through make
the slightest mistake in discerning her charismas impossible. They are a
warranty of holiness.
In 1983 John Paul II met with
her in Katowice,
he embraced her and said to theaccompanying bishop Bednorz: “Look after this person, please”. Katarzyna
Szymon died on August 24, 1986. 20,000 people attended to her funeral among
whom there were many priests.
Katarzyna Szymon was witnessed
by many to have received Holy Communion straight from Heaven. According to
countless eyewitnesses, many a time “Holy Communion descended and rested on her
very lips”, The Host floated in the air from the distance of 1.5 meters towards
Katarzyna and rested on her lips”. The photographs taken by a Czech priest
recorded this phenomenon. Blood-stained tears and Wounds ofCrown of Thorns are visible in the photographs,
We deeply regret that our
website is so modest and small, and that the book and film are available only
in Polish. But we are trying to do our best to build up the website with use of
our own limited funds. We send our kindest regards and ask for a prayer.
We need people to help on a
voluntary basis to translate books, films and text from our side.