The opłatek shared at the Wigilia table and sent to family and friends across the world is one of the most treasured gift of Christmas for Poles everywhere.
It is a gift of love and a reminder of the bonds of family and community and of the blood and culture that tie us together as Poles and as God's children. The opłatek carries the promise that the friendship and love we share will continue to unite us. The ancient wish, “May we meet at this table again next year”, is offered as we break the opłatek, embodies the obligation we pledge to each other at this sacred time.
We at Piast will, as we have in the past, continue to tell the Polish story, ancient and modern, and defend and promote the brilliant culture out of which it is born.
We have done much with what you have given us, but there is so much more yet to be done.
Your past gift has supported our lectures and publications which have helped awaken many to the richness of Polish culture and to the incredible contributions Poles everywhere have made to the world. Without your support, Piast Institute would not be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Your generous gift at this time will ensure that the Wigilia and the Opłatek, together with the entire rich legacy of Poland, does not perish from the hearts of future generations.
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!