Quest 2.0 Korbielow (Polish/Lituanian/Latvian/Eng)
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. Men will work personally with stimulating questions.
KM QUEST 2.0
This journey begins the evening before. On Wednesday evening, a minivan will set off for Casteil; the first climb of a special trip where we will hike up to an altitude of about 1900 m. The central theme of this trip is vulnerability, not a typical male thing, but that’s why it’s so beautiful. You can only do this trek if you have already done KM Quest 1.0. It is the next step out of your comfort zone. A little physical preparation helps, and again, you must have read a specified book prior to the trek. In addition, your equipment needs to be in order: good hiking boots, poles, backpack.
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.