PERSONAL PRAYER AND VOCATION TO UNITY OF CHRISTIANS- CURSO EN INGLÉS
Desde el 13/04/2018 hasta el 15/04/2018
This is a reflection on the phenomenon of the Ecumenical prayer that has its basis in the prayer of Jesus Christ: I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me (J 17: 20-21). Every prayer contains the aspect of unity and this is element of Christian vocation of vocation. Significant is impact of Fr. Poul Couturier and J. H. Neman. We note that in the life of each Mystic there is a strong desire for unity with God, and the unity of all who belong to His family. Ecumenical prayer has, however, specific grounds and forms. Divided Christians human pride and unite us meeting in Jesus Christ to which we turn together in prayer.
1. The essence of the Ecumenical prayer
2. Unity in prayer in the Old Testament
3. The new way of prayer in the New Testament
4. Teaching of the Church about uniting prayer
5. Uniting prayer od St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross - Mystics - people uniting prayer
6. Prayer as a grace and obligation of all Christians
7. The process of development of the Spiritual life and ecumenical prayer
8. Uniting Prayer and mystic experience
9. Types and forms of Ecumenical prayer
10. Conditions of common prayer
MAREK JAN TATAR I was born on 21 February 1963 in Radom – Poland. In 1983, having obtained my parish priests’ positive reference, I applied for being enrolled at the Seminar in Sandomierz and I started my theological studies there. I was ordained on 20 May 1989 by Edward Materski – the Ordinary of the sandomiersko-radomska diocese. On 20 June 1989, I defended my master’s thesis titled “Sacramental priesthood in the letters of the bishop Piotr Galebiowski” written under the guidance of Rev. Prof. Józef Krasinski PhD at the Catholic University in Lublin. Then, the Ordinary sent me to work as a curate in a number of diocesan posts.
I studied at the Primatial Institute of Inner Life in Warsaw from 1994 to 1999. At the same time, during summer holiday, I started an English course in Brighton. On 23 June 1999, I passed my bachelor’s examination in Theology of Christian Spirituality at the Papal Theological Faculty in Warsaw. From 2000 to 2002, I continued my doctoral studies at the Theological Faculty of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw – Theology of Christian Spirituality and prepared a doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Rev. Prof. Stanislaw Urbanski PhD. I defended the dissertation titled “A Christian’s holiness in the letters of the blessed Antoni Rewera” on 22 April 2002.
On 1 October 2003, I started lecturing on Early patristic spirituality and giving classes on Christian mysticism at the above University. At the same time, the Ordinary asked to me give classes at the Seminary in Radom as well as the Theological Institute in Radom. On 1 October 2003, I started giving classes at the Primatial Institute of Inner Life in Lvov on the following subjects: Secular spirituality; Consecrated life spirituality; Christian life revival movement spirituality; Christian spirituality history. At the same time, I give classes on Christian mysticism at the Seminar in Lvov. Since 2006, I have been giving classes at the Primatial Institute of Inner Life in Warsaw: Theology of ecumenical spirituality and Christian spirituality anthropology. In 2006, I was on a holiday scholarship at the Heythrop College in England. I dealt with archival collections concerning Cardinal George Basil Hume. My work on that subject was completed during the next stay in London in 2008. In the same year, I stayed at the University of Oxford preparing the subject “Ecumenical spirituality”. Now I have lectures at the Theological Faculty of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. 03.06.2013 I got a degree (habilitation) on the basis of the postdoctoral dissertation: Spirituality in the theology of Cardinal Basil Hume. Now I got the title Professor of University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw (Faculty of Mystic Life) and Director of Post Master Study of Spirituality, Formation and Spirituality Direction.
Since I started my academic work, I have published 3 books and 62 scholarly articles on Christian spirituality. I have taken part in a number of academic symposiums and gave many symposium lectures.