RIP: 03/02/2021 - Chrzanów
Fr. Roman Góral was born on 29 March 1949 in Prusice in the neighbourhood of Trzebnica. After having attended primary school in his birth village, he continued his education at the Basic Vocational School in Wroclaw, where he obtained the qualification of a miller. He completed his secondary education in 1969 after which he started to work as a vocational teacher – instructor. After having felt that God was calling him to work in his vineyard as a priest, he entered the Salvatorian novitiate in Bagno, which he finished professing his first vows through the Polish Province on 8 September 1974. Immediately after that, he studied at the Salvatorian Major Seminary in Bagno Philosophy and Theology. At the culmination of his initial formation, he was ordained a priest in Dobroszyce on 16 April 1980. Fr. Roman was active mainly as a priest in the pastoral field of parishes, but he worked also as a chaplain in the prison and hospitals. He had different services within the local communities where he lived; among them, he was superior and treasurer. He died in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chrzanów on 3 February 2021. He was 71 years old and had been professed for 46 years.