On the 40th anniversary of the announcement of St. John Paul II’s Dives in misericordia encyclical on October 3rd, a symposium will be held in Krakow-Łagiewniki, titled God rich in mercy. The organizers are the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, the Department of Theology at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, and the International Academy of Divine Mercy. The honorary patronage over the event has been taken by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow.
The symposium will start at 9 am in St. John Paul II Auditorium (next to the basilica). The program includes: 7 papers, which will be delivered in the form of 20-minute presentations by Fr. Andrzej Dobrzyński, PhD (Center for Documentation and Study of the Pontificate of John Paul II in Rome), Bp. Henryk Wejman (Szczecin), Bp. Henryk Ciereszko (Białystok), Fr. Prof. Jan Machniak (International Academy of Divine Mercy), Fr. Associate Prof.. Marek Gilski (John Paul II University in Krakow), Fr. Prof. Marek Chmielewski (Catholic University of Lublin) and Sr. Elżbieta M. Siepak from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.
The second part of the event will include prayer at the Hour of Mercy at 3 pm, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Holy Mass at the basilica. After the Mass, Musica Ex Anima, the choir of the Shrine of Divine Mercy, will perform Three sonnets to Divine Mercy. Meditation sometimes passing into adoration, to which the words were written by Fr. Wiesław Hudek and the music was composed by Associate Prof. Krzysztof Michałek. The final step will be a visit to the photographic exhibition John Paul II – the Pope of Mercy, which is available in the lower part of the Basilica.
Those interested in participating in this event are kindly requested to register at the information desk, by phone: 12 252 33 11 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org