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 […]

THE PRAYER FOR THE CANONIZATION

Father of mercy and God of all comfort! Through the agency of Your Servant Jan Beyzym You bestowed mercy and consolation On the most miserable of the miserable, On the forlorn and outcast, On the separated off the human society With the wall of fear and scorn. By Your mercy in him And his intercession […]

OBEDIENCE OF FATHER BEYZYM

THE PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATIONAmong the most valued by St Ignatius religious virtues were discreet charity (caritas discreta) and obedience. Obedience, based on faith and trust in God that through the superiors and their orders tells His will to their subordinates, governs them, thus complementing the deficiencies of the superiors. Such obedience is apostolic in its […]