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Love is most important

Deacon Michal Ceglarek from the Major Seminary in Lodz talks to Fr Leon Knabit, a Benedictine.

Check out Kopalinski

Alicja Dolowska

Wladyslaw Kopalinski would have finished 100 years on 14 November. ‘Diennik Polski’, which appears in New York, ordered an article from Prof. Jan Miodek on the occasion of the jubilee of this outstanding lexicographer, encyclopaedist, translator and writer. But Kopalinski did not live till the jubilee. »

God’s work of mother and daughter

Lidia Dudkiewicz

Europe. The nineteenth century. For us, Poles, that time, after the fall of the November Uprising, was the period of the Great Immigration, located mainly in Paris, and the period of the influence of the Polish poets: Mickiewicz, Slowacki and Krasinski. »

God bless you, always watchful!

Piotr Chmielinski

He tried to fulfil his mission till the end of his life. He did not think about himself. First of all he thought about his Homeland and the Association of Relatives of the Victims of Katyn (Rodzina Katynska) whom he served as a chaplain. Rev. Monsignor Zdzislaw Peszkowski died on 8 October 2007 at the age of 89. »

Arturo Mari – man whose photos tell stories

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Arturo Mari, the retired papal photographer.

This sing-song manner of Hrubieszow...

A sketch of the life of Wiktor Zin

Marian Nowy

Professor Zin died after a long and laborious life, and in spite of that his sudden death surprised us. He died but he is present in his works. He was an outstanding scientist. His figure was part of the academic and cultural panorama of our city. »

Jean Vanier

Such a kind of life makes him happy

Artur Stelmasiak

He comes from a rich Canadian family. When he grew up he had everything: education, money and high social status. But Jean Vanier looked for something more. He gave up a comfortable life and started living with people with developmental disabilities. He has shared life with them. »

It was her that revealed the secret of Fatima

Milena Kindziuk

It was 1917. A little girl Lucia from a Portuguese town of Fatima had a vision: a Bishop clothed in white appeared as dead. Today we know that the vision referred to John Paul II. We also know all three parts of the secret of Fatima, which only Sister Lucia knew. »

Fr Jan Twardowski (1915-2006)

A poet passed away

Milena Kindziuk

We can hardly count how many children listened to the poems by Fr Jan Twardowski, how many of his anecdotes have been assimilated into the Polish language, how many of us have heard him speaking about God. Before he passed away we had loved him. »

Servant of God Sister Emanuela Kalb, CSS (1899-1986)

'I met the One Who is'

Sister Immakulata Kraska, CSS

For Sister Emanuela Kalb, CSS, candidate for sainthood, Jewish woman, who was baptised at the age of 20, Judaism and Christianity constituted a harmonious whole. »

St Thomas More

Patron of Statesmen and Politicians

Fr Pawel Staniszewski

Saint Thomas More was beheaded for his beliefs. His person makes contemporary politicians feel remorse. Is a noble politician always condemned to fail? »

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Our dear Mother Teresa

For 50 years every native and stranger in Calcutta knew and admired the superhuman efforts of the tiny human being, dressed in the poorest cotton sari - Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity. On 5 September the Church remembers Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. »

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy

Within the influence of John Paul II's fatherhood

Lidia Dudkiewicz

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of priestly ordination of Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ, John Paul II's friend, cardinals, archbishops and bishops from various parts of Poland, priests, religious men and women, representatives of the Catholic University of Lublin and of the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow. »

Grandmother Marysia

The heart of the family stopped beating

Our grandmother Marysia was born on 6 December 1921 and was the most wonderful St Nicholas' present for all family. She lived to a ripe old age - 83 years. Despite this she lived too short for each of us. She passed away too early and her loss hurt us very much. In some way our world died with her. »

Charles de Foucauld

A man of the Eucharist

Fr Mieczyslaw Nowak

It is not a coincidence that the beatification of the Servant of God Charles de Foucauld (Little Brother Charles of Jesus) will be in the Year of the Eucharist: it is exactly this Apostle of the Sahara who is the best example that the Eucharist can become the centre of human life, radiating through love on everything what man does. »

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