Rosa Bogu Y Ludziom Mila Y Przyiemna – wizerunek Marcybelli Anny Hlebowiczównej Ogińskiej w świetle jej testamentu oraz mowy pogrzebowej
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„A Rose Agreeable and Pleasing to God and People” – a Portrait of Marcybella Anna Hlebowiczówna Ogińska in the Light of Her Will and Funeral Speech
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There is not much information about Anna Marcybella Hlebowiczówna Ogińska (1641-12th July 1681) in literarure. It is only known that she came from an influential and wealthy Lithuanian magnate family. She was a daughter of Jerzy Karol Hlebowicz (died 18th April 1669), the Vilnus voivode, and Katarzyna de domo Radziwiłł (died 1674). She had a sister Krystyna Barbara (died 11 September 1695), the wife of Kazimierz Jan Sapieha (ca. 1642-1720), the Vilnus voivode. On 4th February 1663 Marcybella married Marcjan Aleksander Ogiński (1632-26 January 1690), the Troki voivode. Anna’s mother, the aforementioned Katarzyna de domo Radziwiłł, was a staunch Calvinist and in this faith she brought up her daughters. However, both of them converted to Catholicism straight after getting married. Ogińska was considered an ardent convert, characterised by piety and religiousness. Anna was also a generous founder, making numerous Church and secular donations. Two years before her death Marcybella went down with a serious disease. Having received the Last Sacraments, she died in the company of three clergymen on 12 December 1681, aged only forty. Anna was characterized by many virtues, the ones which deserve the most to be mentioned were her sincerity, truthfulness, goodness and respect for her husband and the surrounding people.
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