Born in the historic city of Przemysl, Poland, on the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe, he early fell in love with the richness of both the Christian East and West. Working as a church musician, he came across liturgical music recordings by Dominican Friars. Attracted by the way they sing, Lukasz came to know the way the Dominicans live: with both contemplation and action, both rich community life and pastoral outreach, both learning and teaching. Moved by their preaching and by a contagious joy of their brotherhood, he joined the Order in July 2000. As a friar, he studied philosophy and theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Warsaw and Krakow, and graduated from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland, with a master’s degree in theology. Following his ordination to the priesthood in May 2007, Fr. Lukasz worked as a high school teacher in Poland, religious life advisor at Columbia University in NYC, associate pastor at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage, AK, and most recently as the associate director at the University of Washington Newman Center in Seattle. Now Fr. Lukasz coordinates the life of campus ministry at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center, reaching out to the University of Utah, Westminster College, and Salt Lake Community College, and organizing the faith formation programs of the Newman Center with the help of student leaders.
When we experience a great love . . . everything else becomes a part of it.