Quest 1.0 Korbielow (Polish/Lituanian/Latvian/English)
The men’s treks consist of a series of three Quest treks that can be done over a period of three years. Each subsequent journey is more challenging physically, spiritually and in preparation. During the Quest there is daily quiet time and there is an introduction or testimony based on a daily theme. The men will work personally with stimulating questions.
KM Quest 1.0
During the Quest 1.0 there will be two to three light mountain walks. With a normal condition these hikes are easy to do. The content of the Quest is about identity, masculinity, friendship and perseverance. As a preparation, after registration you will receive a book proposal that you should read before the hike. Every next trek is a little more challenging in every way.
The programme is not announced in advance. Meals and prayer times are provided by the religious community living in the abbey and we, as a group, will partly join them.
In the south of Poland, in Korbielów (560-690 m), in a place famous for its beautiful landscapes at the foot of the Pilsko mountain (1557 m), a Dominican monastery, parish and retreat house operate dynamically. The Church of the Virgin Mary Queen of Angels was founded in 1936 thanks to Jadwiga Matuszek. The Dominicans came to the village in 1958 and took over the parish. Unfortunately, they were persecuted by the then communist authorities, who demanded that they leave the village. On 1 May 1978 Cardinal Karol Wojtyła came to Korbielów and 5 months later he became Pope John Paul II. Since 1979 a Dominican monastic community has formally functioned there. In the church there is an image of the Virgin Mary (the Lady of Korbielów) famous for her graces.