On the ways of faith

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No one has greater love

Sr. Maria Teresa Gorska, CSFN

Ten years ago, on 5 March 2000, the Holy Father John Paul II beatified 11 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Martyrs from Nowogrodek: Sr. Maria Stella and her 10 Companions, in Rome. »

False peacefulness

Fr Krzysztof Pawlina

Contemporary man wants to live without conflicts. Some environments repeat the phrase, ‘You are not OK, I’m not OK, but that’s OK.’ »

Lednica gift of women

Piotr Drzewiecki

Over 80,000 young people from all over Poland and foreign guests participated in the 14th National Youth Meeting at Lednica Fields on 5 June. The motto was ‘Woman as Gift and Mystery.’ »

Overcome evil with good

Milena Kindziuk, Andrzej Tarwid

‘He was a persevering and tireless witness of Christ: he overcame evil with good and he shed his blood for that’ – people gathered in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw rejoiced hearing these words of Pope Benedict XVI. »

Polish example for priests

Fr Miroslaw Kawczynski

He did not draw thousands of believers to himself but to Christ. He managed to form their characters in the spirit of the Gospel. He prayed for their freedom and respect for human rights – perhaps this was the secret of the priestly ministry of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko. »

Fearless defender of truth

Fr Henryk Misztal

In his telegram to Primate Cardinal Jozef Glemp on the 10th anniversary of the martyr’s death of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko (19 October 1994) the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II stressed the most important message of the expected beatification. »

The cross of victory

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Stanislaw Trafalski from the village of Stefkowa in the Bieszczady Mountains offered this cross to his wife after she was wheelchair ridden (she fell down from the window). »

Beatification and canonisation

Fr Henryk Misztal

Recently there have been many articles and programmes about beatification and canonisation, especially referring to our great countrymen. But we do not always know the difference between them. »

The good of the spouses as the purpose of marriage

Fr Wojciech Goralski

The reflection of Vatican Council II concerning marriage let the Council Fathers realise that apart from the procreational-educational dimension (procreation and education of offspring) marriage has also a personalistic dimension, serving the spouses themselves. »

Short history of the cross

Fr Antoni Tatara

The cross appeared in ancient times. We encounter it in various cultures that were never related. In ancient Near East the cross was a sign of happiness. Then it was a sign of the biggest humiliation and disgrace. »

The Cult of Saints

Fr Henryk Misztal

The Year 2010 will probably bring the expected beatifications. One can ask about the motive of our awaiting for these beatifications and the reason for the cult of saints in the Church. »

Vocation: Christian educator

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Br Wojciech Golonka, the Provincial of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

The white rabat (collar) symbolises the open book of the Gospel… I entered the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in July 1982, so 27 years ago. »

Eucharistic miracles

Fr Ksawery Sokolowski

Most Christians do not negate the fact of Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament. You cannot be a Catholic and do not believe that at the moment of the consecration, when the priest says in the name of Christ the words, ‘This is my Body. »

An accident or a miracle?

Fr Jozef Brzostowski

Irena from Detroit always associates Christmas with presents. Christmas Eve is the most beautiful day; she cannot wait to open the surprises. She was given a doll on that memorable day. »

Woman’s fortitude putting us to shame

Fr Lukasz Jaksik

The chronicles state briefly: she was born without any pain; no need for a midwife. But her death was completely different. Her last companions were pain, blood and humiliation. »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl