Sr. Władysława Sitarz SAC, Poland
* 18.03.1931 † 27.04.2019
Sr. M. Władysława Sitarz, daughter of Władysław and Helena Rusin, was born on 18 March 1931 in Żarnówek near Maków Podhalański. On 22 March she was baptized in the parish church in Maków Podhalański (Diocese of Cracow), and in 1942 she received the sacrament of confirmation in Żarnówek. She joined the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) on 15 September 1950 in Lidzbark Warmiński, and there, on August 15, 1951, she received the religious habit. She made her first profession of religious vows on August 5, 1953 in Suchary, and perpetual vows on August 5, 1959, also in Suchary.
From 1 to 31 October 2018, General Visitation was held in the Polish Province. The theme for the visitation was taken from the letter of St. Paul to Timothy: God gave us no spirit of fear but power and love and sober thinking (2 Tm 1, 7). The General Councilors, delegates of the General Superior, visited all of our communities in Poland. They travelled from North to South and from West to East traversing Polish roads in the picturesque autumn season. The visitation was marked by mutual openness, trust, joy of meeting together and sisterly sharing of faith experience and the richness of consecrated life. The beautiful liturgies were the heart of the visitation path, in search for sanctity and ways where the Province can fully develop.