Tomasz Młodzianowski

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Portrait with Latin motto: For he is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings, and the children of Israel; for I will shew him how great things he must suffer for My name's sake (Acts 9:15-16)
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Dąbrowa coat of arms of Młodzianowski family

Tomasz Młodzianowski (coat of arms Dąbrowa) (born 21 December 1622 near Ciechanów, died 3 or 9 October 1686 in Wolbrom) was a Polish Jesuit, preacher and writer.

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Dąbrowa coat of arms

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He was a member of Mazovian yeomanry (drobna szlachta). In 1637 he begun the Jesuit novitiate. In 1648 he received the holy orders. From 1654 to 1656 he was a missionary in Isfahan. While coming back he visited the Holy Land. He has been a lecturer in the colleges in various cities of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and a chaplain. In 1673 he became the deputy provincial. From 1680 to 1683 he was the rector in the well-known college in Poznań. After his death king John III Sobieski said: The order of the Society has a great loss in this man. He was buried in the church of saint Peter and Paul in Kraków.

Mazovia Place in Poland

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Yeomanry is a designation used by a number of units or sub-units of the British Army Reserve, descended from volunteer cavalry regiments. Today, Yeomanry units serve in a variety of different military roles.


The novitiate, also called the noviciate, is the period of training and preparation that a Christian novice monastic, apostolic, or member of a religious order undergoes prior to taking vows in order to discern whether he or she is called to vowed religious life. It often includes times of intense study, prayer, living in community, studying the vowed life, deepening one's relationship with God, and deepening one's self-awareness. It is a time of creating a new way of being in the world. The novitiate stage in most communities is a two-year period of formation. These years are "Sabbath time" to deepen one's relationship with God, to intensify the living out of the community's mission and charism, and to foster human growth. The novitiate experience for many communities includes a concentrated program of prayer, study, reflection and limited ministerial engagement.


He won the fame of a great preacher. In 1674 he was speaking in the coronation mass of John III Sobieski. He has written down 73 homilies and 179 sermons. He used to publish occasional speeches separately. The rest is collected in his Kazania i Homilie (Poznań 1681), with over 2,000 pages in folio in four volumes. He used to avoid macaronic language, speak clearly, make the lecture interesting through concepts, explain abstract ideas to the audience (e.g. comparing the apostles to the MPs), include proverbs. His other works are:

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A homily is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass at the end of the Liturgy of the Word. Many people consider it synonymous with a sermon.

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Theology Study of the nature of deities and religious belief

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