Jadwiga Sebesta

Jadwiga Sebesta

Jadwiga Sebesta (1979-) was born on July 17, 1979 in Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland. In 2004 she graduated from the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland with a Master’s degree in Theology. Her dissertation Iconographic interpretation of the article of Faith The Light from The Light was written under Prof. K. Klauza. Jadwiga Sebesta is presently a doctorate student in the Institute of Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of Lublin. She is preparing her dissertation entitled Possibility of using paradox in language and experiencing Faith.

Jadwiga is a translator of German poetry. Her translations were published in Schlesisches Wochenblatt and Konwersatorium im. Josepha von Eichendorffa. Her interests focus on the world of symbols, hues and aromas.

Man is a mystery. A mystery that must be solved, and if you were to spend the whole of your life seeking to solve it, do not say that you have wasted time: I study this mystery, because I want to be a man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The history of patients with nervous diseases is a neverending story of their fight not only against the disease itself, but also against social condemn and the stereotype of a madman. Despite the emergence of humanistic trends, the attitude to patients in mental hospitals has not changed significantly and has not risen up to the basic requirements of a general human ethic. People who were deprived of social value were often doomed to spend their entire lives in mental hospitals, where conditions were an insult to the patients’ humanity.

Patients frequently came from artistic circles, in which oversensitivity was, so to speak, a litmus paper indicating their genius.

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