This past August, young men, TFP volunteers, and Catholic activists from across the globe participated in the TFP’s annual International Student Conference. The conference, which was hosted in the Polish castle of Niepolomice by the Fr. Peter Skarga Institute (the Polish TFP), featured presentations and friendly debates that covered a wide variety of topics, including modern Catholic militancy and even the roots of the radical ecological movement.
Every day, those present had the opportunity to attend a Traditional Latin Mass in a nearby baroque-era church. During one of these Masses, there was a reception of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Other activities included a daily singing of the Credo (in Latin), visits to historical castles and churches, and a live performance of one of Poland’s most renowned brass ensembles.
The conference was crowned by a public rosary procession with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima through the streets of the town of Niepolomice. In total, there were over 120 participants from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Philippines, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United States.