Studia Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeskie (Jan 2019)

Dzieje Zgromadzenia Sióstr Jezusa Miłosiernego w granicach dzisiejszej metropolii szczecińsko-kamieńskiej

  • Grzegorz Wejman

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 26


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After World War II, the areas of today’s Szczecin metropolitan archdiocese (since March 25, 1992) that includes the archdiocese of Szczecin and Kamień and the dioceses of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg (Kołobrzeg) and Zielona Góra-Gorzow (Gorzów) re-organized several times. As a result, the area decreased from 44 836 km² (1945) to 37 199 km². After the war, only 54 sisters from 5 congregations remained in 16 religious houses in this area. Nowadays, there are 807 nuns in the metropolitan archdiocese. One of the many religious congregations is the Congregation of the Merciful Jesus which shares his charisma there. The congregation has enjoyed the dignity of a religious institute of pontifical right since 13 May, 2008. There are about 150 sisters who serve on both continents of America, Africa and Europe (facilities in 14 countries). There are 25 houses in Poland.However, it is strongly connected with the areas of the metropolitan diocese of Szczecin and Kamień as there is the General House in Gorzów Wielkopolski, and the Mother House in Myślibórz, These two houses, together with the church, form the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. The Congregation has 12 religious houses in 10 places: 4 in the archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamien (Kamień), 6 in diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzow (Gorzów) and 2 in diocese of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg (Kołobrzeg), which is one quarter of all houses. This gives good opportunities to realize its charisma – to spread the worship of God’s Mercy.