Here is the information about the life and example of the saints, blessed and servants of God of the Archdiocese of Lviv.
"The Church has also included in the annual cycle days devoted to the memory of the martyrs and the other saints. Raised up to perfection by the manifold grace of God, and already in possession of eternal salvation, they sing God`s perfect praise in heaven and offer prayers for us" (SC 104) and "The saints have been traditionally honored in the Church and their authentic relics and images held in veneration. For the feasts of the saints proclaim the wonderful works of Christ in His servants, and display to the faithful fitting examples for their imitation"(SC 111).
"In the lives of those who, sharing in our humanity, are however more perfectly transformed into the image of Christ (…), God vividly manifests His presence and His face to men. He speaks to us in them, and gives us a sign of His Kingdom, to which we are strongly drawn, having so great a cloud of witnesses over us (…) and such a witness to the truth of the Gospel"(LG 50).
BLESSED JAKUB STREPA – A PATRON OF THE LVIV ARCHDIOCESE
Why is there so little talk about the patronage of Bl. Jakub Strzemię nowadays? It is not a Bl. Jakub’s fault, not because his kindness or his power from the Lord is not great enough. He is still powerful in God and still able to be a good conductor of God`s grace. The fault is ours indeed. Our prayers to Bl. Jakub are fewer, that is why he cannot help us to the extent he would wish."You do not receive, as the Apostle says, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly"
(from the sermon of St.Archbishop Józef Bilczewski)
Blessed Sr. Marta Wiecka Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (1874-1904)
Sister Marta Wiecka was only thirty years old when she died. But in that short time she achieved great sanctity. Her whole life as a Daughter of Charity was dedicated to serving the sick in a Vincentian spirit of humility, simplicity and charity.
Marta Wiecka was born 12 January 1874 in Nowy Wiec, the administrative district of Kościerzyna in the region of Pomorze. She was the third of 13 children in the family of a wealthy landowner Marcello Wiecki and his wife Paolina Kamrowska Wiecka. Marta was baptized six days after her birth on 18 January 1874, in the parish church of Szczodrowo.