Also known as
Maria Goretti of Poland
Fourth of eleven children born to the farm family of Jan and Maria Borzechka Kózka. Catechist. A teenaged virgin, she refused the advances of a Russian soldier. He kidnapped her, dragged her into the forest, and murdered her during an attempted rape. Martyr of purity.
2 August 1898 at Wal-Ruda, Poland
murdered during a rape attempt by a Russian soldier on 18 November 1914 in the forests around Wal-Ruda, Poland
her body was found on 4 December 1914
buried at Zabawa, Poland
10 June 1987 at Tarnów, Poland by Pope John Paul II