This weekend I visited Krakow with my friend Christine. Among the most noteworthy places in the city are Wawel Castle and Cathedral. In this place, many Polish monarchs are buried, but foremost in the cathedral is the tomb of someone honoured principally for the nobility of his death as a martyr. Stanislaus of Szczepanów or, Stanislaus […]Read more "Noble Lives – Saint Stanislaus"
This afternoon I asked my new friend Dominika to read a poem by Polish poet Cyprian Norwid. I first learned about this Polish poet through coming across quotations of his in some short works of John Paul II, including his Letter to Artists and A Meditation on Givenness.Read more "Noble Lives – Cyprian Norwid"
Here’s a short paper I wrote for my class on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: Throughout his entire pontificate, John Paul II proclaimed, “Be not afraid!” But, speaking to university students in Krakow, he exhorted them to be afraid of two things: thoughtlessness and pusillanimity. Thoughtlessness is fairly commonsensical. Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the relationship between thoughtlessness […]Read more "“Be not afraid!” -except of this…"