CELEBRATION IN MARANA

The 12th of October is a unique holiday in Marana. It is a liturgical commemoration of Father Jan Beyzym, who has been serving the lepers on Madagascar for more than 13 years. He served the poorest of the poor, the outcasts, people deprived of the human dignity and marginalized. It was Father who built the […]

BLESSED FATHER JAN BEYZYM A TRAVELLER FOR LOVE

INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AND ART COMPETITION (COMIC BOOK CONTEST)   FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES Competition organizer: The Society of Jesus Southern Polish Province Missionary Department Competition partner: Polish Studies Association based at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University Competition goals: 1. Promote Father Beyzym’s life and activities. 2. Develop comics’ text creation skills. […]

HUMILITY OF FATHER BEYZYM SJ

When one reads Father Beyzym’s letters, one gets amazed, stunned with his humility. He protested when he was called “the lepers’ apostle”. He was only their unworthy servant and a complete failure. If there was some noise around his person, it was only because he sent letters to “The Catholic Missions” and asked for donations […]

WHO WAS FATHER JAN BEYZYM

Jan was born on May 15, 1850, in Beyzymy Wielkie in Wolyń as the oldest child in the family of Counts Jan and Olga Beyzym. Jan, till he was thirteen, and his siblings were educated at home at the mansion house of Onatskovtsy. When his father was sentenced to death (in absentia) for taking part […]

GOOD SAMARITAN, HOMILY

AND HE RESIDED AMONG THE LEPERSThe liturgical commemoration of Bl. Father Beyzym, on the 12th of October 2016 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Krakow. (Readings: 1J3, 14-18; Mt25, 31-40) Dear Brothers and Sisters! The Gospel about ten lepers was read in our churches last week. St. Luke described their meeting […]