Sport is my passion! From fast cycling to all kinds of water sports (one of them is stand up paddle; just google it, to see what it is 😉) Besides, I love singing and traveling. From my many journeys, I most often remember Iceland, where I learned how amazing music can be.
s. agata mazepa msj
refugee assistance & café
My life is traveling. As a child, I used to climb trees to make a nest somewhere between cherries and admire nature. It's hard to count the places I've visited or lived. But I must honestly admit that it was the Balkans that stole my heart. There I saw what a hot human heart is. This amazing atmosphere of openness and friendship! I am trying to transfer it to our Center now.
s. Urszula Krajewska RSCJ
Legal assistance & advocacy
I entered the convent with several years of legal studies behind me, but also a promising job as a lawyer at TVP. Not many people know about it, but I love soccer. It's not even just about cheering. When I was still working on television, I took an active part in creating a female amateur football team. What was my position? It's obvious! As a lawyer, I was the best in defense.
marketing & communications
The riot of their colors, discovering each time differently, anew, experiencing wildness and closeness at the same time - this delights me in my favorite space - the mountains. Exploring the world directly, traversing it traditionally on foot, is my greatest passion. I love walking! I also love music, and the notes and movement that resonate with me instantly make me happy and smiling 🙂
Water is an element, and the sea attracts me with its magical beauty and mysterious majesty. It is endless and beautiful. In the sounds of the sea there is the most beautiful silence and all my dreams. I like meeting new people, including children, sharing my smile, openness, care and joy with them. In my opinion, JRS is a place that makes you feel cozy!
refugee assistance & Youth Club
I associate JRS with people and a safe space. There is a place to bake cookies together, have a sip of good coffee and a play corner for children. By coming here, I give something from myself and add a small stone to our mosaic. What is visible on my stone is my curiosity about Life and the Holy Scriptures, as well as music (folk, beatbox). I wonder what JRS would remind you of?
I love being useful and being a part of the common good. That’s why I have volunteered at so many events that I cannot even remember all of them! Over the course of volunteerism, I collected a great number of stories to tell, so let’s meet at our office for a friendly talk and a cup of tea. Considering the fact that I speak Ukrainian, English, and Polish, we will definitely find a common language. But in case you don’t feel like talking, we can always sing together - I can’t imagine my life without singing and people I can serve.
humanitarian support, psycho-social support coordinator, medical support (medicine purchase, doctors appointment)
Not long ago, while on maternity leave, I prayed for work that would benefit people. As for me, the day was not spent in vain if I was able to help someone. At that moment, I did not even imagine what kind of work it would be, but I knew that the Lord always answers, I only need to listen to Him and keep my heart open. When I received this job, I knew it was the answer. And now, when a person says that our office feels like home, it is the highest reward.
language courses, social integration
I believe that teachers are not born, they are made. Being a real teacher is a very responsible and hard work. That's why I always try to be creative in my lessons, constantly looking for new ways to engage students' interest at all stages of educational work. My life motto is "Be happy with your achievements. Be interested in your work, no matter how modest it may be." The main thing in working with children, in my opinion, is love for them, a sincere smile and respect.
Fr. Grzegorz Dobroczyński SJ
PhD in Fundamental Theology (University of Innsbruck, Austria). He is involved in the Zambia Project at JRS Poland. From September 2020, in the Jesuit community in Poznań, he conducts spiritual counseling at the VINEA Clinic. He collaborates with the public radio and publishes theological texts. He likes tourism, photographs and cooks, passionate about culinary challenges. In Poznań, he coordinates the activities of the JRS for psychological support of war refugees from Ukraine and pastoral cooperation in the facility and the Jesuit church with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (CPU).
o. Dariusz Michalski sj
JRS Poland Programme Director
Figure of Saint Ignatius of Loyola fascinated me so much that I have decided to become a Jesuit. I had the opportunity to work for a year in the Catholic Editorial Office of Polish Radio. I studied spirituality in Spain. I like bike rides, walks, good books and movies. I publish articles, reflections (www.chwila-jezuici.pl), books, and conduct Ignatian retreats. I am expanding my knowledge of psychology and computer science, being a fan of open source software and Linux.