You never know what your particular ‘yes’ to God can do: Maybe transform a family, a community, a parish. Maybe lead someone else to the Faith. Maybe introduce the healing journey to a wounded heart. Or maybe, just maybe—form the soul of a future pope.
In the middle of the madness of Nazi-occupied Poland, with priests sent to concentration camps and youth in desperate need of connection and spiritual nourishment, a simple tailor with a mystical bent volunteered to step into the breach and lead youth ministry at his parish. Jan Tyranowski’s simple holiness, genuine love, and zeal for the Lord would prove transformative to a young student-worker there named Karol Wojtyla. The future John Paul II would be introduced to the writings of St. John of the Cross by this unassuming layman—and from that point on, his personal spirituality would take on a particularly Carmelite charism.
Learn more about both of these men and the fascinating story behind their relationship in a brand-new SpiritualDirection.com webinar on Venerable Jan Tyranowski with Simone Rizkallah, the Director of Program Growth for Endow Groups, at 7 PM Central on Thursday, December 10. Pour yourself a cup of tea or cocoa and listen in as we discuss how one layman’s sincere desire to be a saint would bear unforeseeable fruit in his youth ministry, in the future of his country, and in the lives of millions around the world.
Here’s one opportunity to set the sale ads aside, ditch the store lines, and slow down this Advent—for an hour, at least—and be drawn into a story set in motion by one man’s ‘yes’.
So say your own ‘yes’ and register today! It’s free. We’ll send you the link before the webinar begins on December 10th.