Ever since last Thursday, Łomianki near Warsaw, Poland, have become the European NaProTechnology center.
The team from Omaha arrived first. Starting on Monday, we were preparing lecture rooms, places for individual meetings with the Instructors, checking if the equipment works properly. On Thursday the Educators started their course: students from Africa, Croatia, Ireland and Poland. They are the most advanced – they’ll be licensed to teach the Instructors.
On Saturday we began classes for those who had come across Creighton Model System in other places than Omaha and Łomianki. There are the students from France, England, Scotland, Lithuania and, of course, Poland. Today the participants from Education Phase 1 in September will start arriving, mainly doctors, and tomorrow – all the remaining students. That makes up altogether almost 120 participants from 12 countries.
So this is a challenge, not only related to logistics, but also the chance of experiencing something axtraordinary: meeting people from different parts of the world, who have various jobs and life vocations, but who share one desire to serve married couples and those who wish to fulfil their parenthood in God’s way. So what’s to be expected is not only very intensive immersion course, but also the time of great prayer. It was wonderful to see and hear Our Father spoken in so many languages, to experience the sense of being united on one faith. Even though the responses to the priest celebrating the Mass were given in different languages, they only confirmed the universality of the Liturgy.
Each participant has brought their experience of meeting married couples. They are here to learn to help them better. Now it’s time for us to help the participants and to support them with our prayer.
From the heart of the events,
the eye witness
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