Today, the circles of Rural Housewives' Clubs and other Women's Organizations from rural areas met in front of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Licheń.
"We are all called to holiness," said Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC, custodian of the Marian Sanctuary in Licheń Stary, during the Holy Mass. in front of the Miraculous Picture of Our Lady of Licheń at 12.00 on the 11th Congress of Rural Housewives' Circles and other Women's Organizations from Rural Areas falling today.
In a word of greeting, Fr. Kumala expressed his joy at the numerous arrival of representatives of the Polish countryside to Licheń. “I am very glad that you are here. This Sunday is special for you, representatives of the Polish countryside. This way you want to say that God is most important to you, ”he said.
He also added that we are spiritually connected with Warsaw, where the Holy Mass began punctually at noon. beatification card. Stefan Wyszyński and mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka. For the faithful who wanted to watch the broadcast from Warsaw, a large screen with a live signal from the Temple of Divine Providence was prepared in the chapel of the Shroud of Turin.
The road to holiness is open to each of us
In the homily of Fr. The curator said that today's variety in the basilica shows that we are different but one thing.
- “It is similar with each of us on our daily path to holiness. And although our experiences vary, this is one path that we are called to - the path to holiness. This is our main task that God has proposed for us to be holy. "
Marianin emphasized that today's Sunday is also special, because we are experiencing the beatification of Card. Stefan Wyszyński and mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka. - "They remind us that the path to holiness is open to all of us."
The custodian emphasized the relationship of Cardinal Wyszyński with the Licheń sanctuary. - "It seems that without his presence here, without his involvement, our sanctuary would not be what it is today."
He recalled that for the first time Card. Wyszyński came to Licheń in 1921 as an alumnus of the Major Seminary in Włocławek. - “He helped in the ministry in Licheń, but also healed his frail health. On August 3, 1924, he was ordained a priest, and a few days later, at Jasna Góra, he celebrated Holy Mass. primitive. Then he returned to Lichen to help prepare for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary indulgence. Later he came in 1967 as the main coroner of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Licheń, 'said Fr. Kumala.
Card. Wyszyński made a big contribution to the fact that the coronation took place at all, because the Lichen book of graces was lost after World War II. Cardinal Wyszyński testified that it existed, because he personally entered into it the testimonies of people who, through the intercession of Our Lady of Lichen, received many favors. - "It was a small episode in the life of the Primate, but important for him and the lichen sanctuary," he added.
Faith, community and cross
Later in the homily, Fr. Kumala emphasized that we are all called by God to holiness. He also pointed to three pillars that allow us to achieve it: faith, community and the cross. - “These three words define the path to holiness. This path is shown to us by those who join the group of beatified people today. Let us open ourselves to the grace of God; Let us not be afraid of holiness, because God has called and invited us to it. "
In connection with the beatification of the Servant of God, Card. Stefan Wyszyński in the presbytery there was a painting depicting the Primate of the Millennium. The musical setting of the Holy Mass. was provided by the "Kaszubki" team from Chwaszczyno and the "Dąbkowiacy" team from Dąbek (Stupsk Mazowiecki commune). After the end of the Eucharist, the pilgrims who decided to walk around the image of Our Lady of Lichen received a booklet with a litany and a novena to Bl. card. Stefan Wyszyński.
After the Holy Mass, ladies belonging to the Rural Housewives' Clubs presented a commemorative academy of words and music dedicated to Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński at the belfry next to the pilgrimage house in Bethlehem.
The culmination of the 11th Congress of Rural Housewives' Circles was singing together "Barka", the beloved song of St. John Paul II.
Text and photos: Sanctuary Press Office