On the day of the liturgical commemoration of Blessed Honorat Kozminski, October 13, 2018, our Museum and Archives were visited by a group of benefactors who have helped the Sisters Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the renovations of the dormitory for girls in Krakow. Due to the fact that it would be difficult to visit the Museum if the entire group (over 80 people) came together, that’s why one part went to visit Kraków, and the second – the larger one – came to the Museum and Archives of Blessed Maria Angela.
Today, October 13, 2018, the liturgical commemoration of Bl. Honorat Koźminski, the spiritual director of the Felician Sisters Congregation, Fr. Damian Gatnar, the Pastor of All Saints Church from Pszczyna, arrived to Krakow together with a group of his parishioners and sister Maria Ezechiela Barszczak. Their first steps were made to the Museum and Archives of Blessed Maria Angela to learn about her life and spirituality.
All participants of the pilgrimage, from the youngest to the oldest, listened attentively to the story about Mother Angela's life, about the work of the Felician Sisters and about the main aspects of the Felician spirituality bestowed on us by our Blessed Foundress.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, we took part in the ceremony of introducing the relics of Bl. Mary Angela Truszkowska into the Parish Church of All Saints in Brzeziny near Kielce. Relics of Bl. Mary Angela Truszkowska was solemnly brought in during the procession at the beginning of the Eucharistic Liturgy at 10 a.m. The Provincial Superior of Cracow presented the relics to the Pastor of the parish. Throughout the whole day, the Sisters presented the faithful not only with the biography of our Foundress, but also with the most important features of her spirituality. They said:
This year's cultural event Cracovia Sacra Night to the Museum and Archives came almost one hundred visitors. Many people visited the exhibition for the first time, although they often pass nearby the Museum and Archives building. There were people who returned to the Museum after the last year's visit. To their pleasant surprise, they could not only see a special exhibition prepared on the 25th Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Mary Angela, but also many new elements of the permanent exhibition.
On the day of Saint Clare, August 11, 2018, a pilgrimage group from All Saints' Parish in Brzeziny arrived at the Museum and Archives of Mary Angela. On their pilgrim route they came to the Museum and Archives to get to know Blessed Mary Angela and in this way to prepare for the ceremony of introducing Mary Angela's relics to their Parish Church, which will take place on September 16, 2018.
The Parish priest makes any effort that a growing group of parishioners could get to know the Blessed Mary Angela, who is also considered the Patron of the Sick. This is the second group of pilgrims from this parish that came to Mary Angela. In one month, Blessed Mary Angela will come, in her relics, to the All Saints Church in Brzeziny. May her intercession obtains the necessary graces for all pilgrims, their families and the entire Parish.
On July 25, 2018, the Sisters from the Interprovincial Tertianship visited the Museum and Archives. The main part of the program has taken place in Zakroczym. In the Tertianship participate twelve Sisters from three Polish Provinces under the direction of their Director of formation.
The Sisters went on the pilgrimage to Czestochowa to honor and consecrate themselves anew to Mary, Mother and Lady of our Congregation. The next stage was Krakow, and here, in the first place, Home of Mother Angela, Foundress of the Congregation. An inseparable part of the pilgrimage was also a visit to the Museum and Archives. The Sisters watched a presentation recalling the preparations, the process and the beatification ceremony of Mary Angela Truszkowska, and then they could visit both the Museum and the Archives of their Foundress.
On July 17, 2018, the Sisters from Przemyśl came to Krakow for the Thanksgiving Pilgrimage on the 25th Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Felix of Cantalice. This is the next and the last group of Sisters who came for the Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving. This time, the Sisters from Przemyśl were accompanied by S. Marie Teresa from North America who at that time visited Poland.
On June 26, 2018, another group of Sisters from Our Lady of Czestochowa Province in Przemysl came to Krakow with thanksgiving on the 25th Anniversary of the Beatification of Blessed Mary Angela, the Foundress of the Felician Sisters.
On April 18, 1993, at St. Peter's Square in Rome, the Holy Father John Paul II brought to the glory of the altars Maria Angela Truszkowska, the Foundress of the Felician Congregation.
Today, 25 years later, we thank God for the gift of life, vocation and charism of Blessed Mary Angela, who gave birth to the Felician Congregation.
Thanks be to God!
We invite you to watch a short recollection of that day.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, in the afternoon, 27 Sisters from the Krakow Province met in the Museum and Archives as part of the formation day. During the meeting at the Museum, they had the opportunity to watch the presentation showing the history of the beatification process and the memories of the beatification ceremony of Blessed Mary Angela. After the presentation, the Sisters were invited to tour the Museum and Archive. For most of the Sisters, this was the first visit to the new Museum exhibition.