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 […]

FATHER JAN BEYZYM THE FAITHFUL SON OF ST IGNATIUS LOYOLA

Just after his arrival in Madagascar Father Beyzym wrote to Father Apoloniusz Kraupa, the later missionary in Northern Rhodesia:”We need to be good friars here, as we are left on our own”. For Father Beyzym to be a good friar was to be a good Jesuit, a faithful son of St Ignatius Loyola. Let us […]

“WHY DO YOU HURRY?”

LyricsWhy do you hurry Father Beyzym To the hostile and far away land Why do you guide your steps of a pilgrim, Where need and leprosy are hand in hand? Refrain: I hurry to save my brothers in Christ, Unblessed and miserable outcasts. I go to save my brothers in Christ, Lepers, desolate hearts! Why […]