Zdenka Cecília Schelingová
Born December 24, 1913(1913-12-24), Krivá na Orave, Czechoslovakia
Died July 31, 1955 (aged 41), Czechoslovakia
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 2003 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized pending
Feast 23 November

Blessed Zdenka Cecília Schelingová (December 24, 1916 – July 31, 1955), was a Slovak nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross and a victim of communist persecution in the former Czechoslovakia.

She was born at Krivá na Orave. She was sentenced in 1952 to twelve (12) years imprisonment for high treason in a fabricated case (sentence was completely canceled from Supreme Court of Slovak Socialist Republic in 1970).[1] She was tortured in prison, which took a great toll on her health. [2]

As a result of her poor health, she was released early from prison in April 1955 but it was too late; she died in Trnava, aged 38, later that year as a result of the injuries she suffered.


She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.

External links


  1. Bl. Zdenka Schelingová on Kň; available: (visit 9. 5. 2008)
  2. Patron Saints Index: Blessed Cecilia Schelingova

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