Biography of Monsignor Stanisƚaw Przerembel

Born into a family of the nobility in Wielki, Mazowiecki district, Lomża province, on August 12, 1867. In 1886 he graduated from school in Reval (Tallinn, Estonia), and in 1889 he graduated from the Catholic Seminary and in 1893, from the Catholic Theological Academy in St. Petersburg with a master’s degree in theology. Ordained in 1893. From 1893 he was prefect of Dvinsk; from 1896, he was a professor at the Seminary in St. Petersburg; from 1899, he was the inspector at the Seminary. From 1904 he was pastor of St. John Church in Tsarskoye Selo; in 1915 he became an honorary canon and was honored with a gold pectoral cross. In 1923 he became a monsignor [prelat] and was an administrator and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Mogiliev; from 1927 he served as secretary of the Apostolic Administration. From October 1926 through 1927 he taught history and Polish in an underground seminary in St. Petersburg; from 1927 he served at St. Stanislaus Church in St. Petersburg. October 10, 1929 – arrested on charges of “illegal contact with Polish diplomatic representatives, giving them information of an espionage nature; leadership of an underground seminary; and systematic religious education of children.” September 13, 1930 – sentenced under Articles 58-6, -10 and -12 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to ten years in corrective labor camp [Special Troika, OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp, where he arrived October 6. In 1931 he was transferred to Anzer Island where, on July 5, 1932, he was arrested in a case against Catholic clergy, charged with “creation of an anti-Soviet group that led anti-Soviet agitation, secretly celebrated Mass and religious rites, and maintained illegal contact with a free worker for the purpose of transferring abroad information of an espionage nature about the situation of Catholics in the USSR.” July 9, 1932 – the investigators petitioned that he be “held separate from all others.” In September 1932 he was transferred to Moscow and held in Butyrka Prison; September 15 – released to Poland as part of a prisoner exchange. May 24, 1934 – died in Warsaw. Sources: Archive of the Directorate, FSB, St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast; GARF, f. 8406, op. 2, d. 4044; Dzwonkowski, pp. 399-400; Madaƚa, pp. 128-129; Osipova (1996), p. 191; Investigatory Matter 547540, Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation; Shkarovskii, p. 234
Variant Names:
Przerembel, Stanisƚaw; Przhirembel', Stanislav Bronislavovich
Łomża (Poland : Voivodeship); Tallinn (Estonia); Saint Petersburg (Russia); T︠S︡arskoe Selo (Russia); Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ (Ukraine); Anzerski Island (Russia); Moscow (Russia); Waesaw (Poland)
male; clergy and religious; survived