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Retreat for formators / Leżajsk 2011

This year(2011) retreat for the formators of our Conference took place from 14 to 19 November in the Pilgrim's House at the monastery of the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Lyajsk (Pl. St. Mary 8; 37-300 Lyajsk; +48 17 242 00 06; e-mail: lezajsk@bernardyni.pl).
The retreatist was about. Kazimierz Synowczyk OFMCap from the Warsaw Province of the Order of The Capuchin Friars.
The conferences he proposed about. Casimir, saturated with the wisdom of the Word of God, the tradition of the Church and the Franciscan Sources, addressed the theme of prayer in its various dimensions: 1) Harmony between prayer and action. 2) Prayer in the Spirit. 3) The Christological dimension of our prayer. 4) Contemplation of the face of Christ crucified. 5) Blessed are those who in God recognize the Father. 6) The ecclesial nature of our prayer. 7) The Marian figure of our prayer. 8) Prayer in a spirit of humility and minotitas. 9) Blessing and intercession. 10) Pray with angels and saints.
The daily Convention Mass, the breviar prayer, the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the evening recreation are the community-forming moments of the whole retreat.


The retreat was attended by 30 formators from the following Provinces of our Conference: the Province of St. Francis (5 brothers); Province of Saint Hedwig (7 brothers); Province of Our Lady of the Angels (4 brothers); Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (3 brothers); Province of St. Michael the Archangel (3 brothers); Province of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (8 brothers).
Responsible for the organization of the retreat was the secretariat of formation and study of the Conference represented by o. Witosława Sztyka OFM from the Assumption Province.

Here is a detailed program of retreat in Lyajsk:

November 14 – Monday / Prayers – Province of St. Michael Archangel

16.00 arrival in Lyajska / accommodation in the Pilgrim's House
5.30pm dinner in refectory
19.00 preliminary conference in the chapel
20.00 recreation in the recreation room / set individually

November 15 – Tuesday / Prayers and Mass. – Province of Saint Hedwig

07.00 Holy Mass with tomorrow in the basilica
08.00 breakfast in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
10.00 conference and reading time in the chapel
thinking individually (a place to choose from)
12.00 Angelus and noon in chapel
12.30 pm lunch in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
15.30 conference and sly in the chapel
5.30pm dinner in refectory
19.00 adoration in the chapel
20.00 recreation in the recreation room / set individually

November 16 – Wednesday / Prayers and Mass. – Province of St. Francis

07.00 Holy Mass with tomorrow in the chapel
08.00 breakfast in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
10.00 conference and reading time in the chapel
thinking individually (a place to choose from)
12.00 Angelus and noon in chapel
12.30 pm lunch in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
15.30 conference and sly in the chapel
5.30pm dinner in refectory
19.00 sharing faith in the recreation room
20.00 recreation in the secretacin slace / set individually

November 17 – Thursday / Prayers and Mass. – Province of Our Lady of the Angels

07.00 Holy Mass with tomorrow in the chapel
08.00 breakfast in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
10.00 conference and reading time in the chapel
thinking individually (a place to choose from)
12.00 Angelus and noon in chapel
12.30 pm lunch in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
15.30 conference and sly in the chapel
18.30 dinner-recreation in refectory / set individually

November 18 – Friday / Prayers and Mass. – Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

07.00 Holy Mass with tomorrow in the chapel
08.00 breakfast in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
10.00 conference and reading time in the chapel
thinking individually (a place to choose from)
12.00 Angelus and noon in chapel
12.30 pm lunch in refectory / coffee in the recreation room
15.30 conference and sly in the chapel
5.30pm dinner in refectory
19.00 conference and adoration in the chapel
20.00 recreation in the recreation room / set individually

November 19 – Saturday / Prayers and Mass. – Province of the Assumption

07.00 Holy Mass with tomorrow in the basilica
08.00 breakfast in refectory / end of retreat

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