Tuesday, May 22, 2012
On this day, May 22, twenty four years ago, myself and my sixty five classmates were ordained priests in the Archdiocese of Krakow, Poland. Most of us in Wawel Cathedral, including me; thirteen though were ordained in Ludźmierz in Podhale, in the footsteps of Tatra Mountains. The Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow, His Eminence Franciszek Cardinal Macharski, ordained us to Christ's priesthood. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that my life would turn out to be like it has become after these twenty four years... As I begin today the jubilee year - twenty fifth year of my priesthood - all I can say to the Lord is: 'Thank you!'... and looking ahead for the remainder of my life whatever it turns out to be - 'In Te, Domine, speravi; non confundar in aeternm!'... On this special day to me I wish to acknowledge, give due respect, credit and thanks to all wonderful people God in His generosity enriched me with and transformed me through their contribution and presence in my life in those past twenty four years of my priestly life and service. You are very special and dear to me...Thank you all!