Biography

Fr Peter was born in Torun in Poland in February 1963 and ordained as a priest of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel on 26th May 1990. He now lives in the main headquarters in Marki, near Warsaw.

Fr Peter

The main charism of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel is on the Holy Angels, as a religious order they run a publishing house, orphanages, schools, youth centers including working with the underprivileged and children with special needs. The Congregation are also involved in missionary work in 13 countries.

By God’s providence from 1993 – 1996 Father Peter served a chaplain to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw where Saint Faustina started her religious life. For over 15 years he has travelled to many countries proclaiming and explaining The Divine Mercy Devotion. Since 2004 he has been the spiritual director of the UK English speaking pilgrimages to The Divine Mercy Shrine in Cracow, the Shrine of St Michael the Archangel .

Since 2004 Father Peter has also been appointed for the following;- He is chief editor of two magazines “Who is like God”, a Polish magazine on the topic of Holy Angels. Many people from different countries were interested in understanding more on the subject of the holy angels and St Michael the Archangel they often asked him ‘have you books or magazines in English on the angels’. The Divine Mercy and the holy angels go hand in hand. The first edition of The Angels messengers from a loving God for the English speaking world was published in March 2010. Many articles also include articles on Divine Mercy.

Fr Peter was appointed The General Animator of the Knighthood of St Michael. The original Statutes were approved by the Superior General from the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel (CSMA) Poland in August 1994. In August 2013 the Devotional Knighthood of St Michael the Archangel was approved, many laypeople have since become knights. The Patron of the Knighthood is St Michael the Archangel.

Since 2004 Fr Peter has been the spiritual director on English speaking Divine Mercy pilgrimages to Krakow, Warsaw, Vilnius, Rome including the Shrine of St Michael the Archangel in Mont Sant Angelo, Italy and the Holy Land. People have joined our groups from many English speaking countries in the world.

Education

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Krakow, 1986
  • Master of Theology, Krakow, 1990
  • Master of Psychology, Krakow, 1996
  • PhD program in Spirituality at the Catholic University of Cardinal Wyszynski in Warsaw, 2003
  • PhD Thesis “Christocentrism of the Spirituality of Blessed Bronislaw Markiewicz”

Pastoral Appointments and Selected Offices

  • Parish Assistant at Holy Spirit Parish in Krosno, 1990-1992
  • Chaplain to the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1993-1996
  • Vice-rector of the Major Seminary in Krakow, 1996-1999
  • Member of the General Council of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel in Marki, 1998-2004
  • Since 2004 Father has been the Chief editor of "Who is Like God" and since 2010 editor of The Angels magazine.

Speaker and retreat leader at many conferences, retreats and parish mission in Poland and in many other parts of the world such as Australia, Canada, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, United Arabic Emirates, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Gibraltar, Spain, Italy, Germany, Uganda, USA, Oman, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezula and other countries.

The Angels, messengers from a loving God magazine

The Angel magazine is a piece of my heart. In our magazine we try to spread the devotion to St Michael the Archangel, people love St Michael and the angels, but so little is known about them. Unfortunately because of the New Age some people make many mistakes, we want to give people true spiritual knowledge on the angels and teach how they can help in our daily lives and to be in touch and communicate with them. This is the main reason for publishing The Angel magazine. People find the magazine very helpful, it has a lot in common with The Divine Mercy and that is why we have the subtitle, messengers from a loving God. Angels come from the loving God and they lead us to God.

These days we should pray to St Michael the Archangel because he is a great patron and recite the simple exorcism prayer by Pope Leo XIII, which has Divine roots and St Padre Pio is a good example he said this prayer for protection and in times of difficulty. There is a renewal to this prayer and St Michael the Archangel, we have the scapular to St Michael the Archangel, the Act of Consecration to St Michael, the Knighthood of St Michael.

Even St Faustina who was so blessed by her vocation, was given St Michael as her ‘special patron’. On September 29th the Feast of the Archangels, St Michael appeared “The Lord has ordered me to take special care of you” he said shining with a radiance and strength that almost took her breath away. “Know you are hated by evil; but do not fear – ‘Who is like God!’”. St Faustina wrote in her diary “I feel his presence and assistance”. These words are good to keep in mind and this is the way to follow the saints by having a devotion to the angels.

Videos

Watch and listen to some of Fr Peter's talks.

Into the depths of Divine Mercy - talk 1 of 5 at Pantasaph, Wales

Into the depths of Divine Mercy - talk 2 of 5 at Pantasaph, Wales

Into the depths of Divine Mercy - talk 3 of 5 at Pantasaph, Wales

Into the depths of Divine Mercy - talk 4 of 5 at Pantasaph, Wales

Into the depths of Divine Mercy - talk 5 of 5 at Pantasaph, Wales

Life and Spirituality of Saint John Paul II - talk 1 of 5

Life and Spirituality of Blessed John Paul II - talk 2 of 5

Life and Spirituality of Blessed John Paul II - talk 3 of 5

Life and Spirituality of Blessed John Paul II - talk 4 of 5

Life and Spirituality of Blessed John Paul II - talk 5 of 5

Assorted clips of Fr Peter talking on YouTube

Interview conducted by Fr Peter

World Youth Day volunteers

Fr Peter interviewing two volunteers (Jessica from Peru and Fatima from Ecudor) for World Youth Day in Krakow, 23rd July 2016.


Contact details

Address: Congregation of St Michael the Archangel
ul. Pilsudskiego 250,
05-261 Marki,
Warsaw,
Poland

Email:

Websites:
World - stmichaelthearchangel.info
Poland - www.kjb24.pl
USA and Canada - www.stmichaelthearchangel.us