Archbishop Joseph Gawlina towards Polish youth on emigration Cover Image

Arcybiskup Józef Gawlina wobec polskiej młodzieży na emigracji
Archbishop Joseph Gawlina towards Polish youth on emigration

Author(s): Damian Bednarski
Subject(s): Special Historiographies:
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: protector of Polish emigration; emigration; education; youth; youth ministry

Summary/Abstract: The Polish post-war pastoral care of emigrants was shaped in great measure by bishop Joseph Gawlina, who on 28 January 1949 was appointed a patron of Polish emigration by the pope Pius XII. Among his important tasks there was a concern for the shape of education of Polish youth on emigration.Information about that can be found in personal notes, correspondence, addresses by archbishop Gawlina and monographs on pastoral care of the Polish community abroad. Archbishop Joseph Gawlina saw the future of the Polish community abroad in young people. Often in his letters and speeches he underlined the significance of the work with young people and their in volvement in social life. His pastoral care for young people took different forms. They included: influencing the form of educational system and school catechesis, formation of students through college chaplaincy, encouragement to involve young people in parish ministry and church youth organizations, development of the charity care and care of formation of seminarians.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 75-94
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish