Sister of Social Service, Martyr
among the Blessed
Sr. Sara Helped Jews
Beatification in Budapest, on September 17, 2006
Sara Salkahazi, the talented teacher, writer and journalist enters the
Society of the Sisters of Social Service and starts out on the spiritual journey
of vowed religious life that leads to a profound inner transformation and a keen
social awareness. As a social worker, community leader and organizer she
serves the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed. This ministry culminates
in the ultimate sacrifice when she gives her life for the persecuted Jewish people
she wants to save during World War II.
The Sisters of Social Service saved more than 1,000 lives during the war.
A woman of great courage and integrity, Sr. Sara was a
shining light in a dark period of our history and as such she continues to be a prophet
and an example for our present troubled world as well.