Patriotic Upbringing of Women According to the Idea of the Blessed Marcelina Darowska as Preparation for the Fight for the Independence of the Republic of Poland
From the second half of the 19th century the educational system in Polish lands became a method of fighting for independence and preparation for life in free fatherland. Patriotic and civic upbringing would also include girls who, as wives, mothers, guardians of the homes, and social activists were to be responsible for the future of Poland. One of the educational systems aimed to form wise, reliable, honest, sensible, realistic Polish Christian women, capable of making sacrifices for the good of the fatherland, was developed and implemented by Blessed Mother Marcelina Darowska, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The institution for girls established in Jazłowiec became a model not only for the institutions subsequently founded by the Congregation, but also to the entirety of the Polish society. It became a great example of responsible education and preparation of Polish women for independence.
Keywords: upbringing of girls; patriotic and civic upbringing; fight for Polish independence; Blessed Marcelina Darowska; Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary