Fr. Irenausz Kopacz from Poland, with a group of young boys, girls and a few adults have been staying with us at San Michele. They had been making their retreat and also visiting different Churches and historic places in Rome.
We listen to them: “We belong to a Movement called ‘SWIATLO–ZYCIE’ (LIGHT–LIFE). This Movement was started by Venerable Servant of God Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki in Poland during the Communist Rule. The aim was to encourage young people to engage in the Church activities and make a better relationship with God. Although it was founded and developed in Poland, it has spread to other countries. During the year we engage ourselves in apostolic activities, take part in meetings and attend retreats during the holidays.
We are a group of 13, young Polish boys, girls and a few adults from Byelorussia, Germany and Poland in Rome for a 15-day retreat called ‘Oasis’ guided by Fr. Irenausz Kopacz. Ours days include Holy Mass, Catechism, prayers, meetings and sharing in small groups. We have
daily Holy Mass in different Churches in Rome.
Our stay in Rome gave us a great opportunity to meet people from other countries and cultures, but united in one faith. Our faith is strengthened by coming to the Centre of Christianity and visiting historical places.
Once we go back, we will continue to engage ourselves in studying and working. The time spent in Rome have changed our point of view about the Church and deepened our faith and relationship with God.
We are grateful to the Canossian Sisters at San Michele for their warm hospitality and the witness of their joyful life.”
For the group