Grudziądz in the Second Polish Republic. Social, National and Religious Considerations

  • Marcin Staniszewski The Higher Theological Seminary in Toruń
Keywords: Grudziądz; Catholic Action; confraternity; association; Bishop Stanislaw Wojciech Okoniewski; parish; inter-war period; regaining of independence; religious life


The article presents the development of Catholic associations in the town of Grudziądz in the light of national changes and parish administration in this area. The presented outline of social, national and religious changes that occurred in the inter-war period constitutes a good reason to continue historical research in the involvement in church life of the faithful and their inner formation. The confraternities mentioned were supervised by the Grudziądz Union of Catholic Confraternities and Societies established in 1927. The constituent priests and heads or delegates were concerned with the consolidation and intensification of broadly understood Catholic activities in the town area.