Sr Ania Bodzińska, NDS, will pray with Jewish and Christian leaders in Krakow on 17 January. The event is part of a rich programme to mark the 25th Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church in Poland. Between 10 and 20 January talks, readings and interreligious prayer meetings are being held throughout the country. The slogan this year is: “My thoughts are not your thoughts”, words taken from the Book of Isaiah (Is 55:8).
Sr Ania sees the Day of Judaism as an important time of reflection and prayer, to help us live better our faith in One God and deepen our awareness that the Jewish religion is not an external reality, but something internal for Christians. She recalls the words of St. Paul: “Remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you” (Romans 11:18).
Starting on 18 January, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will run until 25 January. It will be followed, on the 26 January, by the 22nd Day of Islam in the Catholic Church in Poland, with the slogan “Christians and Muslims: Witnesses of Hope”.
“Today, in times of a pandemic, we need each other more than ever,” said Sr Ania. “We need the presence of the other, their support through faith, and together we need to build a space of fraternity and dialogue – and this is what these special days are meant for.”