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Službenica Božja
Majka Marija
Krucifiksa Kozulić


 
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MOLITVA

Gospodine Bože,
Ti si odabrao
Majku Mariju
Krucifiksu Kozulić
da širi ljubav Tvoga
božanskog Srca
među malenima
i najpotrebnijima.
Proslavi svoju Službenicu
čašću oltara
da nam bude primjer
i zagovornica
na našem životnom putu
i radu za rast
Tvoga kraljevstva na zemlji.

Ponizno Te molim
da mi po njezinu zagovoru
udijeliš milost
za koju Te sada
posebno molim ...

Po Kristu Gospodinu našem.
Amen.

Oče naš, Zdravo Marijo,
Slava Ocu ...

Milosti primljene zagovorom
Majke Marije Krucifikse
javite na sljedeći kontakt.


PREGHIERA

Signore Gesù
Tu hai scelto
Madre Maria Crocifissa Cosulich
per dinfondere l'amore del Tuo Cuore divino
tra gli umili e i più bisognosi.
Glorifica la tua Serva con l'onore dell'altare
affinché Ella ci sia d' esempio
e interceda per noi nel nostro cammino
di vita e di lavoro
in modo che cresca il Tuo regno sulla terra.
Ti chiedo umilmente
per sua intercessione, la grazia per la quale
ti imploro in questo momento...
Per Cristo nostro Signore. Amen.

Padre nostro, ...



Per chi volesse comunicare le grazie ricevute
per intercessione della Serva di Dio Madre Maria Crocifissa, contatti e l'indirizzo:
Postulatura Majke Marije Krucifikse Kozulić
Ul. Pomerio 17, 51000 Rijeka, Croazia
Tel.++385/ 51/ 325-936;

e - mail: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
dobroslavam@yahoo.it

 


PRAYER

Lord God,
You chose
Mother Marija Krucifiksa Kozulić
to spread the love of Thy Divine Heart
among the smallest and the most needy.
Celebrate Thy Servant with the honor of the altar
to become an example and the intercessor
on our journey through life and work
for the growth of Thy Kingdom on earth.

I humbly ask Thee to obtain me the grace
through her intercession
for which I now plead ...
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Our Father...



For graces obtained through the intercession of Mother Marija Krucifiksa
contact the address:
Postulatura Službenice Božje Majke Marije Krucifikse Kozulić
Pomerio 17, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia
Tel.: 00385/ 051/ 325-936;

e-mail: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
dobroslavam@yahoo.it

 


GEBET

Gott,
Du hast Mutter Marija Krucifiksa Kozulić auserwählt,
die Liebe Deines göttlichen Herzens
unter einfachen Leuten und Bedürftigen zu verbreiten.
Wir bitten Dich,
Deine Dienerin zur Ehre der Altäre zu erheben,
damit sie auf unserem Lebensweg und bei der Arbeit
unser Vorbild und unsere Fürsprecherin wird,
damit Dein Reich auf Erden wachsen kann.

Ich bitte Dich demütig,
durch ihre Fürsprache diese meine besondere Bitte zu erhören…
Durch Christus, unseren Herrn. Amen.
Vater unser…



Gnadenerweise, die der Fürsprache Mutter Marija Krucifiksa zugesprochen werden, bitte berichten an:
Postulatura Službenice Božje Majke Marije Krucifkse Kozulić
Pomerio 17, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia
Telefon: 00385/051/325-936;

e-mail: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
dobroslavam@yahoo.it

 


MODLITWA

Panie Boże,
Ty wybrałeś Matkę Krucyfiksę Kozulić,
aby szerzyła miłość Twojego Boskiego Serca
między maluczkimi i najbardziej potrzebującymi.
Wynieś swoją Służbenicę na ołtarze,
aby była dla nas przykładem i orędowniczką
na naszej drodze życiowej
i pracy nad szerzeniem Twojego Królestwa na Ziemi.
Pokornie Cię proszę abyś wysluchał mojej modlitwy
i za Jej wstawiennictwem udzielił mi łaski o którą proszę.

W Chrystusie, Panu Naszemu. Amen
Ojcze nasz… Zdrowaś Mario… Sława Ojcu…



O otrzymanych łaskach,dzięki wstawiennictwu Matki Marii Krucyfiksy,
prosimy zawiadomić siostry na adres:
Postulatura Službenica Božja Majka Marija Krucifksa Kozulić
Ul. Pomerio 17, 51000 Rijeka Chorwacja
Tel.00385/51/325 936,

e-mail: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
dobroslavam@yahoo.it

 


ORACIÓN

Señor,
Tú elegiste a la Madre María Crucificada Cosulich
para propagar el amor de tu Corazón Divino
entre los pequeños y más necesitados.
Concede a tu Sierva el honor del altar
para que sea ejemplo e intercesora en nuestra vida y trabajo,
para el crecimiento de tu Reino en la tierra.
Humildemente te pido
que me concedas, por su intercesión,
la gracia que especialmente te suplico...
Por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.

Padre nuestro...



Esta oración se puede rezar todos los días, especialmente como triduo o novena.
Las gracias recibidas por intercesión de la sierva de Dios la Madre María Crucificada
pueden ser notificadas a la siguiente dirección:
Postulatura službenice Božje Majke Marije Krucifikse Kozulić
Ul. Pomerio 17, 51000 Rijeka, Hrvatska/Croacia
Tel. 00385 (51) 325-936;

e-mail: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
dobroslavam@yahoo.it

 


IMA ISTEN SZOLGÁLÓJA MARIJA KRUCIFIXA KOZULIĆ ANYA BOLDOGGÁ AVATÁSÁÉRT

Urunk, Istenünk,
Te kiválasztottad Marija Krucifixa Kozulić Anyát
hogy Jézus Szentséges Szíve szeretetét terjessze
a kicsinyek è szükséget szenvedők között.
Emeld Szolgálódat az oltár dicsőségére,
hogy példaképünk és közbenjárónk legyen
életünk és tevékenységünk útján
Országod növekedésére itt a földön.
Alázatosan kérlek, hogy közbenjárására
add meg nekem azt a különleges kegyelmet,
amiért hozzád könyörgök…
Krisztus, a mi Urunk által. Ámen.

Miatyánk, Üdvözlégy, Dicsőség.



Az Isten Szolgálója Marija Krucifixa Anya közbenjárására kapott kegyelmet, jelezze az alábbi címre:
Postulatura službenice Božje Majke Marije Krucifikse Kozulić
Pomerio 17, 51 000 RIJEKA (Hrvatska)
Tel 00385 (51) 325-936; fax.: (51) 325-926

e-adresa: postulatura.m.k.kozulic@gmail.com
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MOTHER MARIJA CRUCIFIXA KOZULIĆ


        The entire life of Mother Marija Crucifixa Kozulić was dedicated to the upbringing and education of the poor children and youth. She was the founder and the developer of the charitable and social institutions in the town of Rijeka and the founder of the native Croatian religious order of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Marija came from both wealthy and religious family Kozulić from Lošinj, who were ship-owners that moved from Lošinj to Rijeka in the middle of the 19th century.
 
The Kozulić family of Sušak


Family crest Kozulić
In the 18th century, when the poor soil of Lošinj could not feed its booming population of islanders any longer, the inhabitants of Lošinj started to look for food and relied on the sea. They became fishermen and sailors. Only at the very beginning, they were sailing on someone else’s ships to become very soon independent thus becoming the owners of their very own sailboats. By the middle the 19th century the town of Mali Lošinj had eleven shipyards including the one of the Kozulić family.
   One branch of the rich family tree of Kozulić moved from Lošinj to Sušak, Rijeka, to its rather smaller part of town - Pećine, and has since become one of the oldest families from Sušak. The Kozulić family was included in Rijeka’s nobility, being active members of society and playing active roles in public life of the city. Performance of such numerous honourable public duties was accordingly granted by many decorations. Thanks to his special merits, the Emperor Franz-Joseph I, merited Kazimir Kozulić the title of Knight with Decoration of the Order of the Iron Crown, together with the hereditable noble title Kozulić of Pećine (Cosulich de Pecine). By 1828 the Kozulić family had already had their own shipyard at Pećine in Rijeka.
   The family also had their own coat of arms later described by historian B. Fučić as follows: “The main heraldic motif is that of a goat, because the Kozulićes derived their family name from the Croatian word “koza” =”goat”. ”The Kozulić family members mainly belonged to the Third Order (Tertiaries) and they were well-noted church benefactors, especially to the Capuchins of Rijeka. Marija Kozulić herself stems from that particular line originating from Lošinj, making home residence in Sušak, Rijeka at Pećine.
 
Childhood and adolescence


Mary’s First Communion

  Marija Kozulić was born on September 20th 1852 in Rijeka to a good Christian family, her father being Ivan Matej Kozulić from Mali Lošinj and her mother Katarina, by the maiden name Supranić from Veli Lošinj. Her father was a sea captain who inherited his father Ivan Krstitelj in his ship owner’s career. By the middle of the 19th century he had already sailed to New York, USA, carrying merchandise and passengers on his own sailboat Civiltá. Her mother was also from a land owner’s, seafarer’s family, who was fully devoted to the upbringing of their many children. Of eleven children who were born, only five survived, Marija being the oldest.
   The baby girl was baptized and named Marija Nikolina on September 26th in the grand, ancient collegiate Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in Rijeka. Marija received good Christian upbringing within her family, while her spirituality was shaped in the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Trsat, where she entered the Third Order. The family letters reveal deep religious piety of the Kozulić family, their closeness, gentleness, warmth and happy family atmosphere of unity among each other. Marija was called the most beloved daughter Mima by both her parents and especially her father in his letters from high seas and oceans.



Mary at the age of 15 years
In the Kozulić family prayer was considered to be an alliance of unity and God’s blessing. Being the worshipers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they installed an altar devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in their home. They especially honoured the Madonna of Trsat, the Mother of all Mercies, whom they directed their prayers for their father’s safe returns from high seas.
    While quietly living in her parent’s home, Marija was helping her mother in upbringing of her brothers and sisters and housework. Her sister Irena became a professor of Physics and Mathematics and worked in a public school in Rijeka. Her brother Nikola was an electronic engineer and he completed his studies in Zürich, Switzerland. Another brother Josip died in 1885 during his studies at the age of 22. Sister Emilija became a teacher and she was tutoring privately.
   Although a daughter from a noble family, Marija cherished special feelings of love in her heart for the poor and the weak, and an everlasting aspiration towards deeper religious and spiritual living.
 
Marija Kozulić as an active member of the Society in Trieste


Mary at the age of 18 years

   It is important to talk about the prominent figures from our nation nowadays, especially after the Second Vatican Council, after which the Church has opened its doors in most special ways to the faithful laymen around the world in order to stimulate them for deeper religious life. Such was Marija Kozulić, who can become the greatest model for today’s laymen and a guiding light in fulfilling their life mission.
  Marija Kozulić is a Biblical “virtuous woman” (Izr 31.10), surpassing many women of her time, not in earthly riches and gold, but in wisdom of God that was gifted to her. She was not interested in transience of this world, neither in its beauties nor wealth, but in implementing the Gospel in her life and actions. She was working as an active lay woman in Trieste for a decade, being a pastoral and a socially charitable member of the Society of Pious Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  In the year 1879, Marija’s family had to move from Rijeka to Trieste, due to financial difficulties. Namely, her father’s sailboat Civiltá, sank in 1874 in the Atlantic Ocean, on its route from New York to Odesse, under the command of a certain Captain Valčić from Trieste. The captain himself and the members of the crew were saved after great hardships. A blissful career of Captain Ivan, who was better known as “Zanetto”, ended that way. The sinking of the sailboat caused financial aftermath in their entire family and left tremendous impressions in Marija’s life.
  Marija would later become a saviour of many orphans, poor and abandoned little girls: “the little ship wreckers”. They were not only poor and crippled in material goods, but were also exposed to numerous vices of the gutter and Marija saved them in moral and spiritual ways. For this reason she would later be called The God’s Seafarer by M. Szenmátroni.
  In order to help her family during times of financial difficulties, especially in education of her younger brothers and sisters, Marija was taking care of a certain sick lady in Trieste and Udine. Since she was skilful in sawing and embroidery, she took up a job in a workshop of liturgical vestments, where she later became a co-owner.
  Along with her duties in the workshop, Marija passionately devoted herself to apostolate as a joined member of Pious Society of Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Capuchin Church at Montuzza, which had been founded by father Arcangelo from Camerino, a Capuchin. She once described her apostolic mission in Trieste with these words: “As soon as we arrived in that foreign city (Trieste), with a help through prayer we found a good spiritual guidance in the person of reverend father Arcangelo da Camerina ,OFM Capuchin, who lived in the Capuchin monastery in the city and who had just founded the Pious Society of Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. After we had stayed there for a certain time, he included all three of us (the three sisters Marija, Irena and Emilija) in the membership of the Society.” In Trieste Marija was prevailed by love of neighbours and God, she completely devoted herself to religious and moral teaching and to preparation of many, especially poor girls for the Sacred Sacraments. She was caring for the poor and the dying within their family circles, making sure that they die by the grace of God in peace with Him and with their nearest ones.
  With all that work and apostolic activities in the Society in Trieste, Marija still found time for prayer and adoration, so she continually gathered others and stimulated them for prayer. She especially promoted piety to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Marian devotion. It is hard to imagine now how she managed to copy numerous prayers in handwriting, having in mind each person individually, since in that time there were neither modern technical appliances nor computers. She would later mail them to Rijeka, Lošinj and other places. In that way she was able to organize a network of “the Living Rosary” and all sorts of prayers in the form of Novenas for different Church holidays and for almost every holiday devoted to Virgin Mary throughout the year. Marija was a particularly active member of the Society during the years spent in Trieste, where she was well known for her piety and spirituality and for her continuous apostolate.
 
The Principal of the Society in Rijeka


In the middle: Marija Kozulić
with the children of the Institute, 1898

   Marija’s parents returned to Rijeka from Trieste at the beginning of 1888.By that time they were already elderly and often ill, so they asked Marija to return to her family in Rijeka. After acquiring spiritual and apostolic experience in Trieste, Marija returned to her native city of Rijeka in 1889. While still in Trieste, she had previously brought a decision to dedicate herself to the poor children and girls immediately upon arrival to Rijeka. Father Arcangelo appointed her the Principal of the Rijeka’s branch of the Society. That was how Marija Kozulić started her mission in Rijeka, now more than 120 years ago.
  At the time Rijeka was under the Hungarian government, and it was the time of difficult social circumstances. Being a lady who sensed the circumstances in her heart, Marija was very sensitive to the needs of neighbours and those of the time, her town and people. The piety in Marija’s heart helped her to recognize the thirst for God in her native town, which was equally big as the hunger for bread and the need for clothing. After she had seen the utmost poverty in her native town, Marija, still being a lay woman, founded a girls’ Institution of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1895. It became a safe refuge for about sixty girls from Rijeka and its vicinity. Later Marija Kozulić accepted poor children from all parts of our country. The only condition to be accepted to the Institution was poverty itself, regardless of religion or nationality. She built the Institution with many sacrifices and devotions having faith in God’s providence, relying on charity contributions of the citizens of Rijeka. In the same year she managed to open a nursery and a weekend oratorio (religious school), in which she was supported by father Felix Pozzi, a Jesuit from Kraljevica. That way she was taking care not only of the children from the Institution, but also of about three hundred girls who would come daily for food and religious education. She employed qualified teachers to work by her side in the Institution, the followers of pedagogical teachings of the German pedagogue Fridrich Fröbel. Gifted children from the Institute were further sent for education to Trieste, Venice, Gorizia, Rome and other places.
  Within the Institution Marija opened up several workshops in 1897, where the girls were taught hand crafting, such as tailoring, sawing, knitting, embroidery and making clerical garments. The hand craft resulted in considerable income which helped housekeeping of the Institution.
  This laymen apostolic work in Church in Trieste and Rijeka resulted in her decision to become a nun, which subsequently led her to become the founder of the community of nuns. It enabled Marija to organize the apostolic work in the most efficient way so she could devote herself completely to the needy.
 
The founder of the community of nuns


Mother Marija Krucifiksa (Mary of the Crucifix)
with her sisters and a brother

   Today, it is almost certain that Marija Kozulić had lived a completely virtuous life of a nun even before she became one. She privately took a vow of chastity before 1879, as confirmed by her pastor, father Samuel Maurović in his letter of August 11, 1881. She dedicated her life and her acts to the service of the poor, the despised and the abandoned, thus radically choosing to be the follower of Christ, for He also was doing the Will of His Father. She renounced all of her earthly possessions.

 The charisma of the Pious Society wasn’t the one of sole contemplation, but it was rather the apostolic one. Even before father Arcangelo de Camerino founded the Pious Society, his plan had been to establish a religious order. In 1893 he himself wrote Constitutions for the order. Marija copied the Constitutions, extended and suited them for the Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Figlie del Sacro Cuore di Gesù) under the auspices of father Arcangelo, which were approved by Bishop Antun Maurović of the Senj and Modruš Bishopric on 6 July 1899. Thus a new religious order devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus came into being on the Croatian soil in Rijeka. In 1904 Marija, together with four other sisters, put on a nun’s habit and taking her vows adopted the name Crucifixa (the Crucified). Thus once a lay Society of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus became a nun community.
  The main goal or charisma of the Society was general and religious education of poor children and female youth. The founder herself implemented joyful living and proclamation of goodness and love coming from the Heart of God in the very foundation of the Society, thus giving it Christ-centred and Marian spirituality.
 
Marija Crucifixa in the Home of St Joseph in Risika
 
  
Only the holy people know that every good act is followed by crosses and hardships, which they receive from God’s hands just to become more perfect and united with Him, whom they confided their own life and sacrificed themselves to. Marija Crucifixa also found many obstacles and crosses on her path of life, but with the Grace of God she was getting closer to her Crucified, becoming a Bride of Christ. At the time the Principal of the Institution of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rijeka was a priest, Don Luigi Torcoletti, who was well known for his pro- Italian orientation in the city. He transferred the Founder to Risika, although she formally remained the General Principal, while Sister Teresa was put as the Principal of the Institution and Nunnery in Rijeka. Mother Crucifixa at the occasion merely said these words: “Fiat Amor mio, Fiat”- Let it be my Love, let it be, thus accepting the replacement with commitment and obedience to the Will of God.
Marija Crucifixa spent almost three years in Risika on the Island of Krk. Marija Brusić, a local woman from Risika, donated her house to the Society in the year 1914.Our Founder extended the house, built a little private chapel and opened up an orphanage.
   It was the time of the First World War, so Risika was a small, deserted village, surrounded by scarcity and hunger. Mother Marija immediately put herself in the service of the poor children for whom she, for the first time in her life, cultivated the land and even begged for their food. She found strength in prayer and union with her Crucified Love, such getting into deeper contemplation in those times of trials. The legacy she thus left for her sisters and daughters was the one of virtuous obedience. In Risika the Mother Founder stayed until December 1919, when she returned to Rijeka being ill.
 
The blessed death of Mother Marija Crucifixa
 


  Mother Marija Crucifixa spent her entire life in service of the poor children and the adolescents, so that they could obtain a joyful life in love of God’s Heart and to become nearer to Him. In doing her act, she underwent many trials and tribulations, but continued to live in faith becoming much alike the Crucified Christ.
  During the last years of her life, she used to repeat calmly the words that only the holly people can say at the end of their lives:” I am gladly leaving the Earth, because my mission here is done.”
She rendered her pure soul to the God Almighty peacefully in her Institution and the Nunnery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rijeka, on the dawn of St Michael the Archangel, the 29th of September 1922 at the age of 70.
  The sad news of her death quickly spread through her native town where she was known as the Apostle and the Mother. The Mother of Rijeka died. The Mother of many children. A saint has died. Those were the words echoing through the town. E morta una santa, people spoke in Italian. On her burial day, processions of her worshippers came to say goodbye. She was buried in the city’s graveyard Kozala, on Sunday, October 1 at 3PM. Numerous people came to honour her: members of her family, her daughters in spirit, many crying little girls and the youngsters, who were throwing flowers while carrying candles followed by processions of crying citizens of Rijeka.
  Marija Crucifixa managed to keep the gift of faith in all of her life trials and in it she practised Gospel. She didn’t care much about Worldly standards in her life and actions, but was like St Paul, proud of the Crucifix of Christ. Therefore true are St. Paul’s words displayed on the memorial picture which was issued upon the occasion of her death: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim, 4:7). The world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal 6:14).
  Thirty days after her death, the citizens of Rijeka raised the monument in her honour in the Institution of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on which they briefly told the story of her life and acts, as follows:




"In memory of Mother Marija Crucifixa Kozulić
(20th September 1852-29th September 1922)
the Founder and the Head Principal of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus founded in Rijeka in 1899.
  She was the true Mother of orphans, the poor and the abandoned whom she provided roof, shelter, food, clothing, upbringing and education. She blessed everybody, forever. With her devotion and with love of neighbours she dedicated her simple, pure, humble soul to the Glory of God. Her soul was brave, but without impudence; it was serious, but never strict. The sheltered orphans plead good people to pray for their beloved Mother to receive reward from the Heaven, for she had lived for the Heaven.
May her soul rest in peace!”
 
  We believe that Mother Crucifixa is in God’s Glory because of her acts and virtuous life. We pray and hope that she will be raised to the altar of worship; therefore the procedures for her beatification are being prepared as the latest step in the path to sainthood.

Translation: Dunja Frković, prof

 
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