Deacon Michal Ceglarek from the Major Seminary in Lodz talks to Fr Leon Knabit, a Benedictine.
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. »
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. »
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. »
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Arturo Mari, the retired papal photographer.
This sing-song manner of Hrubieszow...
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. »
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 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)
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. »
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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
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. »
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
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. »