Sister Sara Salkahazi, a Sister of Social Service, was killed in 1944 for sheltering Jewish people during World War II. On September 17, 2006, she was beatified (a step on the way to being canonized as a saint) during a Mass held outside St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.

Here is an excerpt from the Catholic News Service article “Nun killed for sheltering Jews is beatified in Hungary” (9/18/6).

Sister Sara, born in 1899, had a degree in education and founded Hungary’s Catholic Women’s League. Sister Sara “dedicated special attention to the dignity of women” and recognized the burdens of the working class, Cardinal Erdo said at the beatification Mass … “It was her love for Christ which urged Sister Sara to welcome and shelter those persecuted for their political views or because they were Jewish,” Cardinal Erdo said.