Sme občianske združenie medzinárodného charakteru a našou víziou je:
According to the example of the life and work of Karol Wojtyla, we try to:
Members and fellow workers of the MŠKW are graduates and students of the International Theological Institute in Gaming and Trumau (Austria), and the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Rome, as well as of programs organized by the Karol Wojtyla Academy in Slovakia: the Family Pastoral Care Diploma and Master‘s Program in Theology of Marriage and Family in Košice. In addition, we work with international lecturers and graduates from our own projects.
The international character of the MŠKW helps to create a wider-ranging community and foster cooperation with people and organizations abroad with similar aims.
Bringing the teachings of the Church in its fullness to people of different professions, ages and family statuses in an understandable language, with a focus on the anthropology of man according to the example of Karol Wojtyla, St. John Paul II.
The basis of every human relationship is a relati-onship with the One who is the source of true, pure love. In order to be able to love and be a gift to others, we must first learn to receive God's love and allow ourselves to be transformed by it.
Creating an international community of people who make a specific contribution to relieving human misery: spiritual,
moral, and material.
We are a community of people touched by the Church's teaching on human love and anthropology during our studies. This experience has simply led us to start bringing this teaching to others. Our mission started informally in 2009 by organizing study groups, summer schools, and weekend retreats, when we studied human love on the basis of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. In this way we have become active not only in Slovakia, but also in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Austria, Russia, and Ukraine.
We started the project by organizing weekend retreats, first in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. This has been a success for eight years now, the result of interest from young adults and students who wish to discover the idea of the purity and beauty of human love according to the teachings of St. John Paul II. These regular weekend retreats inspired many participants to further develop their education in this field, in Slovakia and abroad.
The increasing interest in these weekend retreats has contributed significantly to the foundation of the Karol Wojtyla School of Mission (MŠKW). It has been active as a non-governmental organization since October 2016.
Since June 2019 we have been renting the Karol Wojtyla Mission House in Košice.
The house is at the same time an official seat and the office of our organization. It is also a community center for those who have become inspired by the teaching of the Catholic Church and especially with the teaching of the St. Pope John Paul II. The House of Mission breathes with life. More life will come to it with your visit. We will be very delighted to have you among us. Our desire is to build our house in line with the idea: "More we become a gift to one another, more beautiful will be the community formed among us."
We give talks, lectures and testimony about the Theology of the Body (catechesis of St. John Paul II on human love and sexuality) at various events – formation retreats, seminars, conferences, spiritual retreats or directly in schools – in grammar schools, universities, not only in Slovakia, but also in the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Austria, Russia, Latvia and other countries.
SLOVAKIA: The eighth year of the Theology of the Body Course of formationtook place during 2019/2020 year in the Nitra Diocese with the blessing of the local father, Bishop Viliam Judák. Responding to great interest, we started the Theology of the Body course of formation in the east of Slovakia as well, in Smižany, where the second year was organized.
At the same time, we are dedicated to form study groups of the Theology of the Body, the second level course Love and Responsibility organizing of spiritual retreats and lecturing (about the Theology of the Body as well as topics on chastity, marriage, concecrated life, about the meaning and purpose of life, human dignity etc.)
Since 2017 in cooperation with the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University in Košice, we have been organizing semester programs about human love, sexuality, chastity, marriage, virginity, and fertility. Meetings are held in the format of seminars. There are three programs: 1. Love, sexuality, and the meaning of life in the teaching of the Church (about the Human Love, Sexuality, the Virtue of Chastity, Marriage, Virginity, and Fruitfulness) with a possibility to continue in the second level programs Love and Responsibility and Theology of the Body.
UKRAINE: Our other activities include missionary activities in Ukraine.
In addition to spiritual retreats, we have been providing humanitarian and material aid to poor people, orphans, young people, young families, and destitute people.
Our dream is to build the first international MISSION CENTRE of its kind in Slovakia — the KAROL WOJTYLA SCHOOL OF MISSION (MŠKW), which would provide a community background for formation and education of the next generation according to the life and work of Karol Wojtyla, St. John Paul II.
Our wish is that it become a place where people from different countries of the world (mostly Slavic), people of different ages and backgrounds experiences could come together for a systematic education and formative training; a place where we would learn together to use our gifts, talents, knowledge, and personal example to witness the beauty and dignity of the human person, the human body, and love according to God's plan; a place where the Christian East will meet the West; a place in quiet surroundings, where our alumni, students, coworkers, and friends would be able to come and quiet down, pray and create a community.
The main goal of the MŠKW Mission Community Centre would be to create a space for building an international community of people, who together will contribute to the alleviation of human misery (spiritual, moral, and material).
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Bank address: Fio banka, a.s., pobočka zahraničnej banky, Nám. SNP 21, 811 01 Bratislava
„Želám Vám a vyprosujem k týmto Vašim úsiliam na príhovor sv. Jána Pavla II. hojnosť Božieho požehnania.“
– Mons. Viliam Judák, nitriansky biskup
„Ďakujem Vám i všetkým Vašim spolupracovníkom z misijnej školy za cennú službu, ktorú v prospech vzdelávania v oblasti lásky, sexuality a zmyslu života robíte…. vyprosujem Vám i Vašim spolupracovníkom hojnosť Božieho požehnania a milostí.“
– Mons. Stanislav Zvolenský, bratislavský arcibiskup metropolita