St. Karolina Kozka, Caroline Kozka, Maria Goretti
Date of Birth:
August 2, 1898
Date of Death:
November 18, 1914
She was celebrated for her dedication to helping and serving the community even at a very young age.
Honored as a martyr, Saint Karolina Kozkowna refused to succumb to the will of a Russian soldier who attempted to rape her.
Fourth of eleven children born to the farm family of Jan and Maria Borzechka Kózka. Catechist. A teenaged virgin, she refused the advances of a Russian soldier. He kidnapped her, dragged her into the forest, and murdered her during an attempted rape. Martyr of purity.