Senec, Slovakia – April 2, 2016 – On 2 April over 100 people attended the study day on the Servant of God and martyr Fr Titus Zeman, SDB. The event was entitled: “Titus Zeman, a Salesian merciful unto martyrdom.” It was organized by the Faculty of Canon Law at the Salesian Pontifical University in Senec, Slovakia. Zobraziť viac “Titus Zeman Workshop”
On Monday 8 June 2015, liturgical memorial of Blessed Stefano Sándor, the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, paid a visit to Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, for the official presentation of the Positio super martyrio(Declaration on martyrdom) of the Servant of God Titus Zeman, SDB. The Rector Major was accompanied by Fr Pierluigi Cameroni, Postulator General, and Fr Josef Slivoň, vice-postulator of the cause of Fr Zeman.
Tito Zeman, was born on 4 January 1915 to a Christian family in Vajnory in Bratislava, Slovakia. He became a Salesian and then reached the coveted goal of the priesthood when he was ordained in Turin on 23 June 1940. In April 1950 the communist regime in Czechoslovakia forbade religious orders and began deporting consecrated men and women to the concentration camps. It became necessary to organize clandestine journeys to Turin to enable young Salesians to complete their studies.
Friday 7 December 2012, at the Archiepiscopal Seminary, Bratislava, Archbishop Stanislav Zvolenský presided at the solemn closing ceremony for the Diocesan Inquiry in the Beatification and Canonisation Process of Servant of God Fr Titus Titus Zeman (1915-1969), a martyr for vocations.
On 22 January the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints signed the “nulla osta” for the start of the diocesan enquiry concerning the martyrdom of the Slovak Salesian priest Fr Titus Zeman (1915 – 1969). His story is an excellent example to fidelity to the cause of Don Bosco.