Death of Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski OSPPE
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski OSPPE.
Fr. Lucius, after 89 years of life, 70 years of religious life and 64 years of priesthood, passed away on March 9, 2020, in the early hours of the morning.
INFORMATION ABOUT FR. LUCIUS’ FUNERAL:
Saturday, March 14th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
8:30 am – Transfer of the body from the Monastery to the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church)
9:00 am – 11:00 am Public viewing in the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church)
11:00 am – Divine Mercy Chaplet
11:30 am – Funeral Mass presided by Most Rev. Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church)
Following the Funeral Mass, there will be a procession to the Shrine cemetery and the Rite of Committal.
ABOUT FR. LUCIUS’ LIFE (Curriculum Vitae):
Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski (baptismal name Ladyslaw) was born April 24, 1931, in Czestochowa, Poland. He attended the gymnasium of De La Salle Brothers in Czestochowa. Then he continued his education at the High School of King John Sobieski in Krakow. After one year he joined the Order of St. Paul I Hermit and then started the Novitiate in Lesniow near Czestochowa. He made his first vows on July 17, 1950, and then he started to study at Pauline Father’s Seminary in Krakow.
He was ordained in 1956 at St. Michael Archangel and St. Stanislaus BM church in Krakow.
After the ordination, he was transferred to the Pauline Father’s Monastery in Lesniow where he worked as a catechist in Suliszowice Parish.
1957-58 Administrator of Novitiate Monastery in Lesniow.
1958 – 59 Director of Pauline Father’s Minor Seminary at Jasna Gora.
1959-62 The subprior and the Prefect of the Seminary in Lesna Podlaska.
In 1963 Fr. Lucius was sent to the United States and appointed the Prior of the American Czestochowa in Doylestown.
In 1966 In the year of millennia of the baptism of Poland he arranged the consecration of the new church in Doylestown dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowa. One of the main guests during this event was the President of the United States Lyndon Johnson.
In 1972 he was appointed the Prior of Pauline Fathers Monastery in Kittanning, PA and the Pastor of St. Laurentius Church in Cadogan.
In the difficult times in the ’70s when the Shrine in Doylestown was struggling with paying off the debts regarding the erection of the new church, Fr. Lucius was ministering in Missouri to raise funds to pay off debts. When his mission was completed Fr. Lucius was again assigned the Prior of American Czestochowa.
In 1984 Fr. Tyrasinski invited another president of The United States Ronald Regan to visit the Shrine.
In 1986 Fr. Lucius is being appointed the Pastor to St. Stanislaus BM Church in New York where he spent 10 years renovating the church and organizing the spiritual life of the parish.
In 1996 Fr. Lucius is being assigned the superior of the American Province and transferred to Doylestown Monastery in Pennsylvania.
During his term as the Provincial Superior Fr. Luciusz built Visitor Center, the Retreat house and arranged the Chapel of Our Lady in Czestochowa in the lower church. The new complex was solemnly blessed by Card. Antoni Bavilacqua in spring 2001.
In 2002 Fr. Lucius again was transferred to New York where he was appointed the pastor of St. Stanislaus BM.
From 2006 to 2020 Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski resided in Pauline Fathers Monastery in Doylestown, PA. He died on March 9, 2020, in the early hours of the morning.
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
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