21 October 2018 (Sunday) 11 am

Msza święta

przewodniczy ks. abp Grzegorz Ryś

Creative Communities Church, ul. M. Skłodowskiej–Curie 22

phot. Łukasz Głowacki

Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś

Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś comes from Cracow (born in 1964). He had been a member of Light-Life Movement and animator even before entering the seminary. After being ordained (May, 22, 1988) he worked for a year in the parish of Kęty and resumed his studies at the Faculty of Church History of the Papal Academy of Theology. His bishop’s consecration took place on September 28, 2011.

He has a PhD in humanities and specialised in the area of Church history, he was also the director of the Archives of Wawel Cathedral (2004—2007), rector of the Seminary of the Cracow Archdiocese (2007—2011), the Chairman of the Rectors of Seminaries Conference in Poland (2010—2011), Cracow assistant bishop (2011—2017), member of the Permanent Council KEP (by choice) and Council for Culture and Cultural Heritage.

He lectures at the Papal University of John Paul II and is the Head of the Ancient and Medieval History Faculty. He used to work as a commentator of John Paul II pilgrimages and during the beatification process, he was a member of the historical board of Trybunał Rogatoryjny. He is the author of divagations on the Way of the Cross for the International Youth Days in Cracow (2016). For many years he has been connected with neocatehumenate.
On September 14, 2017 Pope Francis appointed Grzegorz Ryś an archbishop of Lodz; the installation took place on November 4th. On October 5th, 2017, the bishop received his pallium.

The matter of vocation is close to his heart, as is ecumenism and dialogue between religions. Since 2012 he has been a member of the International Auschwitz Council. He wrote and co-wrote many books, e.g. “Retreat. Prayer, fast, charity”, “Church spring”, “The Affair of mercy. Divagations for everyone”, “Faith from the left, right and God’s hand”, “The Power of Word”, “One holly, universal, apostolic. Meetings with the history of Church”, “The power of faith”.

He holds the title of Małopolanin of the Year 2017, granted by the Association of Districts and Powiat of Malopolska.

His motto in his bishop service is “Virtus in infirmitate” — “Power matures in helplessness”.

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