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!


  1. Congratulations dear Wojciech on the anniversary of your priestly ordination. It is hard to imagine 66 new priests but that was 24 years ago and times have changed, especially in Ireland. Glad you got back safe and received a warm welcome. Well deserved. You are really back to work in earnest but I hope the short break renewed you and that all will go well for you in the months ahead. Don't use up all the reserved energy you got in Poland too soon. Love Lena

  2. Thank ou, Lena dearest. Actually, I came back from Poland more exhausted than I was before. Truly hectic time there. Now full steam ahead again, hopefully after bishop's visitation in early July I will have some time to recover. Greetings to the clan. Lots of love!!!