Mysterium fascinans 2019

Liturgical Mysterium Retreat fascinans will be held this year for the twelfth time, on September 6-8, 2019 in Krakow.

Mysterium fascinans 2019

Liturgical retreat Mysterium fascinans will be held this year for the twelfth time under the slogan "Become what you accepted. Mystagogy of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. " We planned them at the weekend 6-8 September 2019 in Krakow. Registration will start on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 and will last until the end of August or earlier if seats sell out.

What are these retreats

The Mysterium retreat attracts about 200 people a year, who want to deepen their understanding and experience of the liturgy. During each of the previous editions, the retreat was hosted by eminent theologians and liturgists - among them Fr. prof. Cesare Giraudo, priest Dr. Jose Antonio Goñi from Pamplona, ​​priest prof. Felix Maria Arocena Solano and priest prof. Pierangelo Muroni. The invitations were also accepted by Fr.. prof. Czesław Krakowiak, priest prof. Bogusław Migut, priest dr Maciej Zachara, MIC, dr. Mateusz Przanowski, OP, dr Tomasz Dekert and many other excellent speakers.
The retreat has been taking place since 2008 in the initiative of Krzysztof Porosła, who began organizing them as a cleric of the Krakow seminary. So far, they have taken place in retreat centers in Skomielna Czarna, Bystra, Zembrzyce and Kraków. Today, inviting us to the twelfth edition, we are convinced that they can not be held differently than in the rhythm of the celebrated liturgy.

A rich program

An important assumption of the retreat is an attempt to translate complex theology into a comprehensible and pictorial language. By choosing speakers, we are guided by the conviction that we need, above all, educators who will easily present the truths of the Catholic faith in an accessible way.
Participants of the twelfth edition will be able to listen to the retreat lessons of Father Tomasz Grabowski, OP, a long-time head of the Dominican Liturgical Center, and now the president of the Publishing House "W drodze", located in Poznań. Among this year's speakers will be Fr. Sławomir Jeziorski, priest Robert Tyrała, priest Maciej Zachar, MIC, father Dominik Jurczak OP, lecturer at the Roman Angelicum and Anselmianum, priest Krzysztof Porosło, PhD student of dogmatics in Pamplona and last year's retreat-teacher, priest Piotr Roszak.


This year, retreats return to Krakow Seminary building. As usual, we allow you to book your accommodation from Thursday, especially for those who come from afar or want to explore the city calmly before retreat - just tick the appropriate option in the application form.

Application for participation

To take part in the retreat, complete the application form and pay for the application in advance. All those willing (who are 16 years of age) are invited to participate: lay people, but also priests, deacons, seminarians and religious. We trust deeply - and we pray that the retreat will be not only wise, but also full of inspiration for conversion.
The application form and organizational information can be found on this page (tabs at the top).