Chancellor’s Historic Visit
Reconnects Orchard Lake Schools with
Very Reverend Canon Mirosław K. Król returned to campus
in late October after an extraordinary visit to Poland to
address the Polish Episcopate, upon their invitation, and
to reestablish cooperation between them and SS. Cyril
& Methodius Seminary (SSCMS). He also met with
then-Prime Minister of Poland Beata Maria Szydło, and
Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to
He continued on his historic journey to Rome to celebrate
a very special and moving Mass at the Vatican on October
22 at the tomb of the beloved St. John Paul II, on his Feast
Day. On Wednesday of the same week, Stanisław Cardinal
Dziwisz presided at Mass at which Fr. Król gave a homily
in Polish and English. There were other priest canons from
Poland and the United States along with special guest
Mr. Angelo Gugel and his wife, and many others.
Mr. Gugel was St. John Paul II’s personal assistant during
his whole pontificate.
Fr. Krol’s remarkable visit, demonstrating his leadership in
reconnecting the mission of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary
with Poland and the Catholic Church, serves as a reminder
to the Polish Episcopate that SSCMS and the entire Orchard
Lake Schools family are prepared to grow with the Church.
SSCMS has prepared nearly 2,000 priests for the Church,
for service to the Catholic people in dioceses in the United
States and around the world and lay people who serve
academia and spread the Word of God.