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Training for volunteers in Poland

Improve the service of our nursing home

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Training and visiting Father E. Dutkiewicz Hospital (Gdansk)
Training and visiting the Palliative Care Home (Torun)
Training and visiting the Society of Palliative Care (Czestochowa)
Training and visiting Brother Albert Homeless Shelter (Cracow)
Pilgrimage to the Basilica of St Vincent de Paul (Bydogoszcz)

“I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine,
you did it to me.” (Matt. 25: 40)

Our community lives in a nursing facility, (of 114 beds) which cares for the elderly and for children, many of whom are mentally or physically handicapped. We, the Daughters of Charity, in collaboration with volunteers, organize leisure activities (walks, readings, group games, picnics, etc.) and celebrations for the great feasts (Christmas, Easter, etc). Since January 2016 we provide, along with a group of volunteers, pastoral care for prisons, by visiting a local prison of 400 inmates.  There we hold individual and group encounters and invite those who wish to participate at the Mass by singing or as lecturers.

What is our project?

Given the dedication of each volunteer during leisure activities and because this year 2017, the Church and particularly the Society of St Vincent are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the charismatic work of St Vincent, we would like to offer to the volunteers who work for us a training. This will take place from 20 to 24 September 2017 in the four institutions where professionals teacher both theory and practice. Discovering different care facilities, listening, observing, sharing will allow these volunteers to broaden horizons, to acquire new knowledge, and to have a beautiful human and spiritual experience.

Who is going to benefit?

The 30 volunteers from three institutions in Kartuzy, Swiecie, and Wejherowo.

Where is the project going to be held?

It will take place in the following institutions:

  • a hospice for adults suffering from cancer (Father E. Dutkiewicz in Gdansk): all the activities of the Foundation are destined to bring global end-of-life care to terminally ill patients, their families—adults and children—during the illness and after the death of their loved one—with the awareness that, even if death is part of human life, it is difficult to prepare oneself to accept it.
  • the nursing home in Torun;
  • the society for palliative care in Czestochowa;
  • the  Brother Albert shelter for the homeless in Cracow.

The training will conclude with a pilgrimage to the Basilica of St Vincent de Paul in Budgoszcz, where Holy Mass will be celebrated by Father Tomaz Maviric, the Superior General of the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the 400th anniversary of the charismatic work of St Vincent.

This special time set aside for training aims to make our volunteers more sensitive to the cares of others, to affirm their ability to give of themselves and to share their know how with those most in need, and to develop, specially in the young, an attitude of voluntary service.

Spending a week in these places marked by suffering, compassion and spirituality will certainly leave impressions in the heart.

Thank you to all persons who help us to succeed in making this project a reality.

 

Sr Aleksandra Lisiak

My name is Sr Aleksandra Lisiak. I am Polish and I live in a community of nine sisters. I am a nurse and work at a nursing home that counts 114 patients, of which 82 are elderly (the majority with physical handicaps) and 32 mentally handicapped children.
I also run a group of volunteers who will be involved, along with others, in this training program.

The last 20 supports

Paweł T.
Paweł T.

9 €

Vagalume
Vagalume

15 €

Katarzyna R.
Katarzyna R.

13 €

Marlena N.
Marlena N.

12 €

socrilli
socrilli

100 €

Astrid M.
Astrid M.

463 €

Izabela S.
Izabela S.

7 €

arnaudgg
arnaudgg

1090 €

Anna
Anna

80 €

Katarzyna R.
Katarzyna R.

12 €

Krzysztof S.
Krzysztof S.

189 €

Aleksandra S.
Aleksandra S.

10 €

Katarzyna R.
Katarzyna R.

11 €

Aneta B.
Aneta B.

10 €

Dominique
Dominique

50 €

Katarzyna R.
Katarzyna R.

10 €

Tadeusz S.
Tadeusz S.

5 €

Rafał G.
Rafał G.

10 €

Czesław G.
Czesław G.

10 €

Anna G.
Anna G.

20 €

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Let's talk !

Sr Aleksandra Lisiak
Sr Aleksandra Lisiak

Grâce au surplus de financement de notre projet, nous allons pouvoir louer un bus avec plus de place, au lieu de deux. Nous offrirons ainsi cinq places supplémentaires pour que le projet profite à 35 bénévoles au lieu des 30 annoncés ! Deo Gratias ! - - - Thanks to the surplus financing of our project, we will be able to rent a bus with more space, instead of two. We will offer five additional spaces so that the project benefits 35 volunteers instead of the 30 advertised! Deo Gratias!

Posted about 1 year

Sr Aleksandra Lisiak
Sr Aleksandra Lisiak

« L'amour est créatif à l'infini » - St Vincent Saint Vincent de Paul croit que chaque personne a dans son cœur beaucoup de bien. Notre projet en est une preuve claire - de nombreux cœurs qui ont soutenu nos actions pour les personnes dans le besoin. Merci à tous ceux qui nous ont aidés. Je sais que Dieu vous bénisse pour vos grands cœurs. Nous vous remercions par les prières et nous impliquons dans le service des personnes qui ont besoin de notre charisme. Merci Seigneur pour toutes les bonnes choses que nous avons vécues! - - - „Love is creative unto infinity” - St. Vincent Saint Vincent a Paulo believed that each person has in his heart a lot of good. Our project is a clear proof of that – many hearts which supported our actions for people in need. Thanks each person who helped us. I know that God bless you for your big hearts. We thank you by prayers and our involve in service people in need accordance with to our charism. Thank the Lord for all good things which we have been experienced!

Posted about 1 year

Sr Aleksandra Lisiak
Sr Aleksandra Lisiak

Merci à tous ceux qui ont soutenu jusqu'à présent notre projet. Grâce à vous, notre rêve peut devenir réel. Votre soutien nous donne l'occasion de mieux servir les personnes dans le besoin. Nous nous préparons au Congrès Vincentien en juin où seront les personnes appartenant à la Famille Vincentienne en Pologne. Nous montrerons une interprétation de l'actualité du charisme vincentien. La puissance est dans l'action commune. Nous nous souvenons de vous dans nos prières. Dieu vous bénisse! - - - Thank you for past support for our project. Thank to you our dream can become real. Your support gives us opportunity to better service people in need. We are preparing for the Vincentian Congress in June where will be people who belonging to Vincentian Family in Poland. We will show there a performence about currentness of vincentian charism. The power is in common action. We remember about you in our prayers. God bless you!

Posted about 1 year

Sr Aleksandra Lisiak
Sr Aleksandra Lisiak

Thank you for your support for our project and for your open hearts!!! We assure of our prayer for you. - - - Merci pour votre soutien à notre projet et pour vos cœurs ouverts ! Nous vous assurons de notre prière.

Posted about 1 year

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  • Training and visiting Father E. Dutkiewicz Hospital (Gdansk)
    Training and visiting the Palliative Care Home (Torun)
    Training and visiting the Society of Palliative Care (Czestochowa)
    Training and visiting Brother Albert Homeless Shelter (Cracow)
    Pilgrimage to the Basilica of St Vincent de Paul (Bydogoszcz)
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Wejherowo, Poland