ACTIVITIES

Educational and training programs aim at seeking conscious individual’s relation with his/her professed faith and life. The programs are based on Christian values and are intended not only at knowledge acquisition but also at the development of certain skills. Various group-work methods, which are applied in our programs, help participants to listen to oneself and to others, to realize one’s own situation, to name and evaluate one’s experience, and to plan one’s action as a Christian ‑“here and now” as well as to envision the future.

 

Retreats are meant for deepening one’s personal relationship with God, introducing prayer techniques and developing the ability of indicating one’s faith experience. It is a time of silence, personal prayer and celebration of the Eucharist that enables to recognize one’s vocation as a human and to meet God in daily life.

 

Spiritual Exercises are a time of the individual’s spiritual perfection. Firstly, everyone is gradually introduced to the basic truths of the Holy Scripture and faith, and then they are taught to hear the voice of God and to notice His action in one’s life. The aim of the Spiritual Exercises is not only to impart the Christian doctrine but primarily to reflect on the authentic experience of Christian life.

 

Research is targeted at the analysis of the activities of the Institute, the estimation of programs efficiency, as well as their influence on the person’s system of values and personal integrity. On the basis of the results of the surveys, future activity of the Institute is being planned. Annual surveys and activity analysis enable to estimate the efficiency of different programs, as well as to notice their influence on the person’s life and his/her values. 

 

The aims of our activities:

  1. train spiritual directors, catechists, lay pastoral workers, and other people who organize religious     activities; provide them with permanent support;
  2. provide people with spiritual guidance;
  3. train extraordinary ministers of Holly Communion;
  4. train religious leaders capable of gathering and conducting prayer groups;
  5. educate social workers and volunteers working with children (especially from socially vulnerable families);
  6. educate teachers of high schools providing them with catholic education methods;
  7. develop intolerance to violence in close environment (school, family) and provide skills of compassionate communication based on Christian values;
  8. deepen and consolidate people's relation with God by spreading the teaching of the Catholic Church;
  9. enrich personal and communal prayer by presenting different methods of prayer (bibliodrama, Lectio Divina, Christian meditation, etc.);
  10. encourage people to take part in different social/communal/religious activities with higher self-confidence and spread the idea of conscious voluntary work.