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One hundred and fourteen Jesuits went to Rostkov, the birthplace of Stanislaus Kostka, to worship the young saint and to celebrate the Eucharist there. The pilgrims of the Jesuit Novice, who died 450 years ago, were greeted by canon Adam Chmielewski, the parish priest in Rostkow.

The Mass was presided over by the Superior of the Northern Poland Jesuit Province, Fr. Tomasz Ortmann, and the sermon was delivered by Fr. Jacek Olczyk SJ.

The preacher spoke about the submissiveness of St. Stanislaus Kostka to his Lord, God, and at the same time about his stubbornness in the face of various adversities, about his tenacity to fulfill what he discovered in his heart. Fr. Jacek encouraged the Jesuits to keep listening to him and to look at their attitudes towards young people. "How do we treat them? Can we sustain the spirit they have in them? Can we take care of it or, on the contrary, do we have such old habits to erase young people who consider themselves wiser and blow away what was burning in their hearts?

Jacek asked each Jesuit two questions: In the last year, did you discover in yourselves some inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for which you had to fight, face difficulties in order to surrender to him? Have you recognized the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in someone else, and have you supported it, have you nurtured it, or do you still have this sensitivity in your heart?

The Jesuits gathered around the Eucharistic Table at the Shrine of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Rostków, prayed for the fruits of the Synod dedicated to youth held in the Vatican, for educators of children and youth, for lay co-workers, for the Homeland, for sick confreres, for novices, for works in progress.

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