The Home Hospital
As part of the spiritual preparations for WYD, in response to the call of Pope Francis – create a “Home Hospital”!
The initiative came from students gathered in Krakow’s student chaplaincies. Observing with anxiety the changes that took place in the last years in the life of the city – they decided to act. In the center of Krakow, a city of so many saints, several dozen places appeared, which propagate impurity, inclination to evil and spread immoral stances.Sensitive to the evil and to human weakness, the students of Krakow’s universities decided to act.
With a sense of responsibility for the city they decided to spiritually take care of the moral renewal of Krakow – its residents and those, who visit it.
After diagnosing the sickness, which affects our community, we opened the “Home Hospital”: a place to ask that Jesus heal and cure that which is the wound of Krakow. We know that many people who are working are caught up in the sin of impurity and remain in slavery!
Where does the name come from?
Living in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, servant of God Fr. Piotr Skarga, a royal preacher, among others helped the abandoned, those who lived in the margins. He named his initiative the “Home Hospital”. We are only continuing his work.
Krakow’s “Home Hospital” can be found in the heart of the city, in a small church in the Main Market Square. Every day, from 8:00-10:00pm, the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament takes place here, and a chaplain is on duty in the confessional. Each person can enter and meet with Jesus. In this way, students, encouraged by Cardinal Stanisław and their chaplains, join in prayer for the city and for good preparations for WYD.
You too can open a “Home Hospital”!
If in your environment there is something happening that worries your heart, you can take the first step to the curing of this sickness. How can you do this?
1. Get to know what your city, community in which you live is sick with; find what is the weakest: poverty, uncleanness, a lack of religiosity…
2. Encourage your community, parish, friends group to pray for this intention.
3. Find an appropriate place together, a chapel or a church and ask about the possibility of praying there at fixed times.
4. Ask for the help of chaplains, let them take care of the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, be on call in the confessional.
5. This will be your Home Hospital: a place of special concern for those, who live around you.
6. Invite others!
7. Also pray for World Youth Day.