The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in 1943. The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. When the life of their chaplain Father Zienkiewicz was threatened, the Sisters renewed their offer, saying, "There is a greater need for a priest on this earth than for us. We pray that God will take us in his place, if sacrifice of life is needed." Amazing heroines and martyrs!