Today the Church marks the feast of St. Hedwig. I must confess that I don't know much about St. Hedwig other than she was Polish and there is a Polish church in Manchester named after her. But on this feast each year, I am often reminded of our good friend Mr. Stan Gorski '58 who taught English and coached here for 51 years. Mr. Gorski was as Polish as Pope John Paul II and loved his heritage. Mr. Gorski, who was an absolute legend at Bishop Bradley and Trinity High Schools, passed away two years ago after a brief illness. The current senior class is the last class that would have known him but he wasn't teaching anymore so if they did know him, it was in passing. It's hard to believe that after this year, no student will have any memory of Mr. Gorski.
So, in honor of Mr. Gorski this was our morning prayer:
O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honours of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us grace and life in the peace and friendship of God.