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  • Raniero Cantalamessa
    he Baptism in the Spirit's effectiveness in reactivating baptism consists in this: finally man contributes his part -- namely, he makes a choice of faith, prepared in repentance, that allows the that allows the work of God to set itself free and to emanate all its strength. It is as if the plug is pulled and the light is switched on. The gift of God is finally "untied" and the Spirit is allowed to flow like a ftragrance in the Christian life.
  • Peter Hocken
    During the night between Friday and Saturday, in the early morning hours of 10 June 2017, the Lord called back to Him a great man, Father Peter Hocken. He died at the age of almost 85. He was a servant of God, a friend, a priest who loyally served the Body of Christ until his last breath, all the world round. The Lord gave him an extraordinary intellect and wisdom, together with the experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit. He also received from God the talent and ability to provide specific and comprehensible theological explanations and descriptions of spiritual experiences that are taking place within the Church, notably after the Second Vatican Council.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    "I have a dream," he began, "that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. "I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
  • Peter Dufka SJ
    We all know, based on our personal experience, that the cooperation with most intelligent people is not often easy. These people usually do not establish friendship easily. It is interesting also that university graduates with an honour degree usually do not fit in to the working environment in the best way and that their high intellect is of a little help in overcoming personal or marriage crises.
  • Marek Nikolov
    The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.


Prorocká výzva Geoffa Poultera pre Slovensko, ktorá sa začína napĺňať.

Zaujímavá a výpovedná skúsenosť západoeurópskeho muža s hinduizmom, budhizmom, jógou, ezoterikou a okultizmom.

Príbeh bývalého teroristu, ktorý dnes spája etniká a kmene.
Stephen Lungu

Hudobníčka Lacey Sturm, bývalá speváčka kapely Flyleaf, bola presvedčenou ateistkou a mala v úmysle vziať si život... ale zrazu sa všetko zmenilo.

We all are part of a great story. The great story of the world is composed of past and present stories of lives of individual people. The portal is focused on the most important moment of the story of the world and individual, the moment of personal experience of person with God.

Story - Bohuš Živčák
I heard God in the sounds of the woods

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Founder and one of the leaders of Rieka Života, husband and father of 4 children, worship leader and university teacher.

My faith grew in a sort of natural way. My father was a woodsman and game guardian. I spent all of my childhood and youth in the wood.


I listened to God in the sounds of the wood. I breathed His divine fragrance. I observed His life in everything that was living. Initially, I didn't know it was Him. I just sensed it. I was fascinated by life, freedom, and wilderness in the mountains.

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying . 

When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me. A little tiny group of spiritual exercises in the midst of Slovak woods. The first real strong encounter took place when I was 16.


It was during the night in the middle of a wood (where else ) at the end of a Via Crucis, in the so-called Oasis, under a giant wooden cross. I cried for almost two hours. God told me about my life and about what happened on the Cross. An old Jesuit who was with us didn't pay too much attention to this experience. In his opinion it was too emotional. The reverse was true. That encounter is always in my mind, even today

Then, one more breakthrough... I watched a film about St. Francis of Assisi. Somebody managed to smug the video cassette to Stará Ľubovňa. We were watching this film in our living room. It was so crowded that the only available place for me was under a table. I saw how St. Francis found and lived his own life with God. I compared it to my situation (when God spoke to me in the wood, when I was a child).

I wanted to live like him. I took off my shoes and started to walk barefoot - even when I was going to school. Some people were laughing; somebody else said that they also used to walk barefoot in their childhood. Some people also warned me that it is not good for my health.
I thought that nature will be my light and my mission. It was only the beginning.


God taught me how to listen to His creations. He then led me into a community where I discovered the most wonderful masterpieces of His creations.

Relationships with other people became my life school and the place where God talked to me. In this phase of my life I hardly read any books, because the stories of people around me were a lot more interesting.

It was a time of epochal changes. The Church in our country was finally coming out from the underground where it was segregated by the Communist regime. I was going to become a priest. The only thing I wanted to do in my life was ministry. Along the road I met many people and some of the relations were pretty deep. Deeper than my heart and my mind. I found a very precious jewel - the woman of my life. It was hidden somewhere in the depths. Her name is Alena. We used to be neighbours since our childhood. I had to learn a lot of things from God with regard to relations and human heart, in order to be able to discover this precious stone.
It was time to take a decision. Unfortunately, at that time, there were not active roles for the laymen within the Church. My decision to get married meant the end of all my promising future perspectives (it was as though I chose "the lower degree of love"). Later on, as the thoughts of the Second Vatican Council started to flow into our country, I understood the teachings of John Paul II. I understood that the desire of belonging to God and fulfilling one's life in marriage is not in contrast with marriage; not at all.


I discovered God in my marriage. It was the wildest adventure I had ever experienced. You cannot compare it with anything else, not even with mission among the Masai in Kenya.

God put together all those beautiful stories and built our river of life Rieku Života - a missionary community, where my marriage and family found their own place. If I ever had to write a book about my life, it would definitively be a book about ENCOUNTERS.


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