Fr. Gregorz Firszt

Vice Secretary General and Librarian

Biography

Fr. Gregorz was born in Zabrze (Poland) in 1973. A Carmelite of the Cracow Province, he was Simply Professed in 1993 (Czerna) and was ordained a Priest in 1999 (Cracow).

During the years 1993 to 1999, he completed his Masters in the Philosophical-Theological College of his Province at Lublino-Cracow. In 2000-2002, he studied for a Licence in Theology at the Pontifical Theological Academy of Cracow (now the John Paul II Pontifical University) and obtained a Doctorate in Theology of Consecrated Life from the “Claretianum” Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life (Rome, 2002-2007).

He served in the roles of Secretary (1999-2002) and First Counsellor (2008-2014) of his Cracow OCD Province.

He has also been Secretary (2007-2008), Professor (2007-2014) and Vice-Director (2008-2014) of the Cracow Carmelite Institute of Spirituality as well as Founder and Director (2007-2015) of the annual Review Itinera Spiritualia of the same Institute. Apart from these responsibilities, he has been a lecturer in the Major Carmelite Seminary of Cracow (2007-2014) and General Secretary of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of the “Teresianum” in Rome (2015-2020). From 2014, he has assumed the roles of visiting Lecturer of the “Teresianum” and, from 2020, Vice Secretary General of the Order and Librarian for the Generalate.

Activity

The Vice Secretary General collaborates with the Secretary General in matters concerning the General Secretariate of the Order, substitutes for the General Secretary when necessary and looks after the Statistics sector of the Order. As the person responsible for the General House Library, he has the role of keeping the Library up to date and looking after its general arrangement.