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 […]

FATHER BEYZYM. THE LOVE FOR THE HOMELAND

One of the most acute and heartbreaking “splints of Our Lord’s Cross” for Father Beyzym was his homesickness. He missed his native country, Chyriv boarding school, Krakow and Krakow Carmels. Being the only Pole on Madagascar, he yearned for the Polish language and cheered up when he got and wrote the letters to his friends. […]

THE INVITATION TO MARANA

The LegendMarana is neither a city nor a village. People would call such settlements “the place of isolation”. It is the place where only the lepers live. Why is it called Marana? What can the word mean? Well, there is no such a word in the Malagasy language. The local legend says that Marana was […]

FATHER JAN BEYZYM THE LOVE FOR THE RELIGIOUS VOCATION

Father Beyzym once admitted to the Prioress of Lobzow Karmel that he felt the call for the priesthood from his early age. He said that it was difficult and strange for him to live in the world and that he dreamed about the soutane. The secular outfit discouraged him and he did not like wearing […]