Irene and Thaddeus Mirecki
Thaddeus Mirecki
2011 “Pride of Polonia Award” Recipient

On Sunday, September 3, 2011, at the conclusion of the 12:30 P.M. Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA, the Polish Apostolate Pride of Polonia Award was presented to Thaddeus Mirecki by Rev. Joseph Olczak, O.S.P.P.E., Provincial, Pauline Fathers and Brothers, on behalf of Cardinal Adam Maida and Msgr. Anthony Czarnecki, National Chairman of the Polish Apostolate Committee.

The Pride of Polonia Award was established in 1992 by the Executive Board of the Polish Apostolate to recognize individuals who make unique contributions to the Polish people and are involved in philanthropic activites. The first recipient was John Cardinal Krol.

Mr. Mirecki thanked the Committee and gave his deepest thanks to his wife of 44 years, Irene, whose patience and encouragement made it possible for him to be involved in causes so dear to him.

Thaddeus (Ted) Mirecki was born in Poland, a son of the prominent resistance leader of Home Army. He had to leave Poland at a very early age escaping through Germany to France and finally arriving in the United States. He never forgot his Polish heritage, being involved in the Polish community and Polish Scouting. Before being involved with Microsoft, he published approximately 100 articles of technical matters. He also translated from Polish books in relation to Pope John Paul II and current events in Poland. Ted Mirecki is involved in the Polish American Congress and the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC), where he held the title of President for a few years. He was awarded among others the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and the Paderewski Award for Distinguished Service to Society and Culture.

Congratulations and Sto Lat to Thaddeus Mirecki!