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Kňaz Michal Butkovský
Father Michal Butkovský

Author(s): Peter Kuriško
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Theology and Religion
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Butkovský Michal; devotedness; Family of professor Hlaváč; PTP /Pomocné Technické Prápory/; reverence on the Sacred Heart of Jesus; seminary

Summary/Abstract: In our study we focus on Father Michal Butkovský (1926-2005), priest of the Archdiocese of Košice. The aim of this study is to present the life and activity of this Catholic priest. For the purpose of this essay, we used materials from archives and testimonies of some witnesses of his life. The study is divided into two parts. In the first part, we attempt to summarize the biography of Fr. Michal Butkovsky. In the second part, we focus on some attributes of his personality and spiritual life. Michal Butkovsky was born on October 8th, 1926 in Čečehov. After graduation he decided to enter a priestly seminary in Košice in 1946. In 1950 the seminary in Košice was closed by communist government and he was sent to the Pomocné Technické Prápory (PTP), where he worked for more than three years. He waited more than fourteen years to continue his theological studies and was finally ordained in 1967. He worked as a parish priest in Križovany and as a dean in Sabinov and Sečovce. Fr. Michal Butkovsky died in 2005. The life of Father Michal Butkovský shows us the beauty of devotion to the priestly vocation, and is an inspiration for the contemporary generation of priests and seminarians.

  • Issue Year: 10/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 56-64
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Slovak