Memories & Testimonials


Throughout his life, Fr. Ciszek touched the lives of many, many people - family, friends and everyone he ministered to. Some have experienced him in group settings, while others have had more personal encounters with this holy man.

We invite anyone who has met and been touched by Fr. Walter throughout his extraordinary life to share your stories and memories by submitting them via the form below. Your reminiscences and testimonials will automatically be displayed directly below the form.


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Date posted: November 15, 2009 - 09:18 am
Name: Marie A Milia
E-mail: Hollywood2705@yahoo.com
Message: Several years ago I was told that I had stage 3 of stage 4 cancer and was not going to live. This was found to be true on x-rays and CT scans. My parents came home from Florida to be with me. I said my prayers to Father Ciszek and lo and behold when they operated on me the cancer was gone. This was maybe seven years ago and there is no cancer there today. Prayers to father Ciszek do work. Thanks be to God.


Date posted: October 26, 2009 - 06:16 am
Name: Michael J Theobald
E-mail: theobaldmj@gmail.com
Message: I regret that I never met Fr. Ciszek, yet he continues to touch my life profoundly through his writing. As a second-year aspirant to the permanent diaconate in the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese, He Leadeth Me is required reading and reflection. His testimony is a remarkable lesson in learning to discern and live within God's will, the nature of true humility required to do so and the freedom and peace that comes from fidelity. I thank God in His perfect will, that he blessed a such a saintly priest to provide an example for the less perfect in his flock to emulate.


Date posted: October 10, 2009 - 11:50 pm
Name: Rhoda Lemke Stevens
E-mail: r_stevens55@yahoo.com
Message: In the 1960's in Connecticut my parents and I went to a book signing where we purchased With God In Russia and Fr Ciszek signed it to Dolores and Robert.

I have the article written by John Alquist about Fr Ciszek that was titled, Soviets Find Religion Hard To Obilterate


Date posted: November 25, 2008 - 09:13 pm
Name: Jennifer English
E-mail: amjadopt@embarqmail.com
Message: Fr.Ciszek baptized my brother in 1980.

I am 40 years old now, but I remember when I was 13 going to the Bronx where Fr.lived and him making my family dinner. He was so cute and he would say we will have a little salad,see... a little bread,see.
I have a hand written note from him graciously declining an invitation to my First Holy Communion. I also have the book With God In Russia with his personal autograph.
There was a distinct scent I recall as a child when around Fr.
About a year ago my husband had a bad knee injury and there was talk of him having to be out of work. I was very upset and while saying my prayers cried out to Fr.Ciszek to help everything be well and all of a sudden that smell of him was all around me and lasted only a few moments. I knew right away that was the scent I remember when seeing Fr. Needless to say everything worked out great!
I continue to pray to him on a daily basis.



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