|Nov. 4, 1904
Nov. 10, 1904
Sept. 7, 1928
June 24, 1937
Mar. 19, 1939
July 26, 1942
April 22, 1955
Oct. 12, 1963
Dec. 8, 1984
|Father Walter Ciszek is born in Shenandoah, PA.
Father Ciszek is baptized in Saint Casimir's Church - Shenandoah, PA.
Fr. Ciszek resides in Orchard Lake, Michigan; attends High School.
Father Ciszek enters the Jesuit Order.
Fr. Ciszek volunteered to answer the call of Pope Pius XI for missionaries in Russia.
Father Ciszek becomes the first American Roman Catholic priest ordained in the Byzantine Rite.
Ordination took place in the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Wall, by Bishop Evernoff,
Eastern Rite Bishop, on the Feast of John the Baptist, on the 400th Anniversary of the ordination of
St. Ignatius Loyola.
The Feast of St. Joseph - Father Ciszek enters Russia.
Father Ciszek is arrested as a Vatican spy and sent to Lubianka prison in Moscow, where he spent six years,
most of which were in solitary confinement.
Fr. Ciszek signs a confession and was found guilty of espionage; he had to remain in prison for another four
Father Walter Ciszek is declared leagally dead in the United States.
Father is sent to work in the mines for two years.
His 15-year hard-labor sentence completed, Father Walter was freed with restrictions to the city of Norilsk.
He began writing to his sisters in the United States.
Father Ciszek returns to the United States after completing his time of "restricted freedom."
Father Ciszek writes With God In Russia.
Father Ciszek writes He Leadeth Me
Father Ciszek dies in his apartment in Bronx, New York.