Władysław Korniłowicz (1884–1946) in the Current of Catholic Culture Pedagogy

Jan Kochel


The article presents the character and pedagogical activity of Władysław Korniłowicz – a priest, a servant of God, an educator, spiritual director and co-founder of the Work of Laski near Warsaw. After graduating from the Catholic University of Freiburg, he was ordained a priest in the chapel of the Seminary in Kraków (6 April 1912). In 1912–1914, he continued his doctoral studies in Freiburg. After returning to the country, he took up pastoral and educator’s work in various school and educational centres in Poland (including Zakopane, Warsaw, Góra Kalwaria, Leszno, Włocławek, Lublin, and Laski near Warsaw). The Reverend Korniłowicz served as school prefect, vicar in the parish, archivist and notary of the Archdiocesan Curia, censor and reviewer of textbooks for teaching religion, director of the Boarding School for Student Priests of the Catholic University of Lublin [KUL], co-founder and spiritual director of the Work of Laski (Triuno: blind, lay people and collaborators of the Society for the Care of the Blind and the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross). His formative and educational activity is situated in the current of Catholic pedagogy of culture which consists in preparing man to participate in the world of cultural values and develop spiritual forces on this basis as well as to create new values. In his formation and educational process, Fr. Korniłowicz drew on the ideas of scouting, personalism, neo-Thomism, the Franciscan movement and the Benedictine liturgical renewal. 

Słowa kluczowe: Władysław Korniłowicz, cultural pedagogy, personalism, liturgical education

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