Forms of Functioning of the Light-Life Movement in the Diocese of Legnica from 1992 to 2014 Cover Image

Przejawy funkcjonowania Ruchu Światło-Życie w diecezji legnickiej w latach 1992–2014
Forms of Functioning of the Light-Life Movement in the Diocese of Legnica from 1992 to 2014

Author(s): Sławomir Kowalski
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Papieski Wydział Teologiczny
Keywords: Light-Life Movement; organisation of the oasis movement; structure of the oasis movement; deuterocatechumenate; oasis formation; oasis retreats; small group; community days; diaconia; diocese of Legni

Summary/Abstract: The history of the Church is the history of smaller or larger communities. It is in a community that offers security, support, affirmation and strengthening that we come closest to God and to our neighbours. An example of such a community in which the Christians could find their place, and open up to a relationship with the Lord, is the Light-Life Movement, to which this paper is dedicated. The article draws attention to the necessity of human, spiritual, intellectual and liturgical formation, which were conducted in the Light-Life Movement. The author investigated retrospectively the fruits of this movement in the Diocese of Legnica in selected parishes. The fundamental events connected with the Oasis formation were recalled and put in order on the basis of an analysis of documents from the Movement files located in the Archives of the Curia of the Diocese of Legnica or in the Archives of the Higher Theological Seminary. Among others, the following documents were examined: manuscripts of sermons, conferences, catecheses, plans for retreats, trips, decrees, reports, which helped to assess the value of the work initiated by Rev. Franciszek Blachnicki.

  • Issue Year: 31/2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-98
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish