Domowy Kosciol — Rdk
Domestic Church is the family branch of the Light-Life Movement founded in Poland by Venerable Servant of God, Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki (1921 – 1987) with the guidance and support of his bishop, Karol Wojtyła (later Pope St. John Paul II). On 30 September 2015, Pope Francis signed the decree of heroic virtues of Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki.
Domestic Church is a movement for sacramentally married Catholic couples and families who want to grow in mutual love and pursue sanctity together. The DC formation program is based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the current teaching of the Church.
Each of the married couples belonging to the Domestic Church wants to grow in faith and build their personal relationship with Jesus Christ by prayer, living the Word of God and making it the Word of Life, sacramental life, bearing witness to their neighbors and to the world and serve others according to the gifts they have received.
Husbands and wives take up this constant effort within their families but also in small circles of groups that enable married couples to help one another in pursuing sanctity.
Circles work in year-long cycles meeting once a month from September to June. They meet in the name of Christ, for Him and because they love Him, in order to follow Him together and remain close to Him in their everyday lives.
Throughout the year, particularly in July and August, a number of formation Retreats are organized. Among them a special and most important role is assigned to the 15-day Oasis levels one, two and three. Formation in the Domestic Church follows the same evangelization-deuterocatechumenate-diakonia pattern as in the rest of the Light-Life Movement.
The elements helping married couples come closer to God and each other are called Commitments or Gifts. They are:
Everyday personal prayer (the Tent of Meeting)
Regular listening to the Word of God
Everyday couple prayer (conjugal prayer)
Everyday family prayer
Rule of life
Formation retreat at least once a year
Renata & Kris Kaczor
Fr. Lukasz Kleczka SDS