Managing a Social Initiative - My Reflections
Norbert Frejek SJ
I have been involved in the broadly defined social apostolate from the time I studied philosophy during formation. I worked in a shelter for homeless women in Krakow, and later did my regency at the Jesuit Refugee Service in Berlin. When I was studying theology, I once again worked with refugees in a centre near Warsaw. There was a gap of three years, and then, after my diaconate, I started working at the social centre in Wroclaw. Our initiative is called the Angelus Silesius House, so named after a seventeenth century priest, Johannes Scheffler, who used the pseudonym "Angelus Silesius". He was a complex figure: a convert, a priest, a poet, a mystic and a philosopher. Controversial at times, he was also serious and noble. The founders of the Angelus Silesius House in 1993 may not ...
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