- April 12, 2013
The Knights to the rescue for the hospice in Vilnius
In a week on 20 April In Radom will be held a Knight’s Charity Concert Radom Chamber Orchestra to operate Hospice error. Fr. Michael Sopoćko in Vilnius. The organizers of the charity action are three active military orders to date: the Maltese, Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Knights of Columbus.
Grzegorz Izbicki, with the order of Malta knows well the situation of the first stationary Hospice in Lithuania, operated by the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus. “We have information that it is struggling with many problems and difficulties. This is also with the specific situation of Poles in Lithuania, which is why we decided to get involved in the action. We need materials for dressings, hygienic measures and financial support. “-enumerates G. Izbicki.
Hospice is housed in a former convent of the Visitation, turned into a prison during the Soviet era. In an adjacent building, where he lived before the war, Fr. Michael Sopoćko, spiritual guide St. Faustina Kowalska, in 1934 the first image of the Merciful Jesus was painted. The first in Lithuania stationary hospice for cancer patients has been devoted to the 16 June 2012 laying Sisters of Merciful Jesus even though they operate hospice in Vilnius since 2008, helping the sick in their homes. Hospice was established in one of two buildings designed by the Archbishop of Vilnius on the premises and the activities of the Sisters of Merciful Jesus. Renovation of dilapidated facility lasted less than three years. Money for the establishment of a hospice charity foundation came from the German, Irish, Polish and U.S. Its creation also contributed financially Polish organizations around the world, which for this purpose organized charity events. The three-story building contains, in addition to rooms for patients, doctor’s office, bathrooms, nursing supervision room, rooms for families, volunteers and patients and the economic base. All of this was accomplished through international charitable organizations, business people and individual donors, as well as small donors and volunteers.
Concert organizers also want to convey to the hospice school supplies, books and exercise of religion, books (especially for children) and a DVD with interesting films for schools and libraries, newspapers and publishing houses. The organizers gifts await action in the Help Center Foundation Polish Knights of Malta “Malta Help” in Radom, street Nice 17. You can also help by paying any donation to the account of the Foundation of Polish Knights of Malta “Malta Aid”: 44 1240 5703 1111 0000 4904 9455 marked “Vilnius”.
A charity concert will be held in the Concert Hall of the City Hall in Radom, 20 April at 18.00. The performers will be: Radom Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Peter Borkowski and Robert Kwiatkowski (violin). The program includes: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto in D major KV 211 Patron of the campaign took among others, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, Bishop Henryk Tomasik, Alexander Count Tarnowski – President of the Association of Polish Knights of Malta, Krzysztof Orzechowski – Knights of Columbus state deputy in Poland, Boleslaw Karol Szlenkier – head of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Poland, Christian Freiherr von Bechtolsheim, Ambassador of the Order of Malta, Lithuania, Paul Gieryński, Ambassador of the Order of Malta in FYR Macedonia and Maciej Baron Heydel, a delegate of the Order of Malta in Germany.
Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Dąbrowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.