Tuesday, October 26, 2010

13 Out Of 33

This is the number of Chilean miners belonging to Jesus of Nazareth parish in Copiapo, Chile. The parish priest of that parish is 47 year old Polish Claretian priest, Fr. Adam Bartyzol, born in Pieniazkowice in Podhale region of Southern Poland, who has been working in Chile for four years now...

The power of hope and prayer accompanying the massive rescue effort brought miraculous results. The trapped miners were saved. what about the aftermath of their ordeal and the life that will go on off the TV spotlights and media attention. Father Adam talks about it in Polish language interview which can be found here. English language excerpts here.

Two years ago Father Adam posted a video clip on YouTube showing the area, the people and their effort to construct a decent House of God for his parishioners. In the light of what has happened this year, watching this clip makes for a weird feelings, and - at least speaking of my own reactions - send a chill down my spine...

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