Written by personalities
Krakow, December 2007
„… I am grateful for your letter dated 26 November 2007 and for the great book The Beauty of Enchantment in Metal about medals andcoins dedicated to John Paul II. …“
From the letter of His Eminence Cardinal Stanislav Dziwisz,
Archbishop and Metropolitan of Krakow.
Brussels, January 2008
“… Thank you for the book The Beauty of Enchantment in Metal, which I have read with great interest. I appreciate your work in literature as well as your efforts in religious convergence via ecumenical meetings. I believe they may fit well into the agenda of the proceeding Year of Dialog Among Cultures, which has been announced by the EU institutions based on my initiative. May this initiative be an invitation for your further engagement in favor of
common good. …“
From the letter of Mr. Ján Figeľ,
Member of European Commission.
Vatican, March 2008
“… Thank you for your nice letter and precious book. Accept my congratulations and encouragement for further cultural and spiritual growth and love for the Church and Holy Father. …“
From the letter of His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri,
Prefect of the Congregation of the Holy See for the Oriental Churches.
Prague, April 2008
“… Thank you for your kind congratulation on my re-election as President of the Czech Republic and the book The Beauty of Enchantment In Metal, which you sent me. I will keep it in the library here at the Prague Castle.
With interest I have read the information on the activities of your civic association, which you founded at the age of 17. If it is supposed to contribute, successfully, to promote education and creativeness of young people to meet at various professional conferences or cultural events, it is just good. NAPS has surely found its place among many foundations and civic associations. I find its message of protection and development of spiritual and moral values very significant, because many of them are not by far a commonplace. …“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Václav Klaus,
President of the Czech Republic.
Kyev, September 2008
„… Here with, I sincerely greet the participants, organizers and guests of the 4th NAPS International Ecumenical Concert – all those gathered in the historical town of Košice to experience high-class spiritual singing. These days we are celebrating the 1020th anniversary of bapticism of Russia – event confirming fundamental Christian values to be a real and reliable trailblazer for many generations of Ukraine people, and sacral songs – its life-giving source.
Art unites people around the idea of goodness, love and faith regardless of their religious affiliation. I am glad that the songs of the Orthodox Church were performed by talented Ukrainian youth. I am sincerely grateful to the organizers of this international cultural event for tolerance and deepening of understanding among peoples, for
European dialogue of cultures and religions. …“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Viktor Yushchenko,
President of Ukraine.
Bratislava, October 2008
„… I highly appreciate your book and efforts to contribute to the knowledge of the history of coins, banknotes and security features of Slovak Crowns, as well as the single European currency, Euro. I gladly accept the patronage over the book, which captures historical facts of money of the modern Slovak democracy and coming of the Euro. …“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Robert Fico,
Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic.
Madrid, May 2009
„… On behalf of His Majesty the King, I am pleased to inform you that your letter and book The Beauty of Enchantment In Metal with dedication, which was delivered by the Ambassador of Spain to Slovakia on the 22nd of April, has been received.
His Majesty is grateful for this book and information on NAPS Institute activities and based on His instructions I express His warmest greetings.“
From the letter on behalf of His Majesty Juan Carlos I.
addressed to NAPS Director
by Mr. Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez,
General Secretary of His Majesty King of Spain.
Bratislava, September 2009
„… Sacred song has always meant to celebrate God as well as strengthening of faith, and therefore, of paramount importance to the faithful. In the course of centuries molded to a specific genre with the aforementioned importance, it also has a specific spiritual aspect highlighted by its majestic interpretation. I believe this will be the case of today’s event held at State Theatre in Košice, which has for a while become a temple for all participants. …“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Ivan Gašparovič,
President of the Slovak Republic.
From Vatican, September 2009
,,The Highest Great-Priest addresses to the organizers and all participants of the fifth ecumenical concert with a cordial and kind-hearted greeting, expressing the delight over such a laudable initiative and mutual sharing.
May our legacy of sacral songs create a promising opportunity for further steps towards the unity of Christian churches. The Highest Great-Priest calls for motherly protection of the Holy Mother of God and gives his cordial special apostolic blessing to Your Excellencies, religious and civic authorities and all participants who are present at this significant event.‘‘
From the telegram of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
signed by His Eminence Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone,
State Secretary of His Holiness.
Ecumenical Patriarchate, Phanar, 23 November 2011
„… We were truly delighted and moved to receive your congratulatory wishes on the occasion of the 20th blessed anniversary of our humble accession to the sacred and historical Throne of Constantinople, New Rome. Your gracious communication is a reminder of your sentiments of love toward the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as toward our Modesty.
Permit us, therefore, to express to you our sincerest gratitude for your kind words about our humble ministry of reconciliation. In turn, we invoke the Grace of God for continued blessings in your high duties.“
From the letter of His All Holiness Bartholomew I,
Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome
and Ecumenical Patriarch.
Amman, April 2012
„… I have been instructed by His Majesty King Abdullah II to convey you His thanks for sending him a copy of your publication The Beauty of Enchantment in Metal, and the book about NAPS Institute´s activities which His Majesty received with much appreciation.
Wishing you continued success, please accept His Majesty the King´s best regards.“
From the letter on behalf of His Majesty King Abdullah II
addressed to NAPS Director by Mr. Reyad Abu Karaki,
Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court
of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Budapest, October 2012
„… I sincerely thank you for the very impressive book The Beauty of Enchantment In Metal and also for the representative information material about the activities of NAPS Institute which you have recently sent to H. E. President János Áder.
President Áder appreciates very much the efforts made by the institute in the interest of deepening the dialogue and the tolerance among the different religions and also among the different cultures. Your events attended by high-level guests show the importance of your goals and the commitment of the organizers.
Allow me to also express the congratulations of His Excellency on your magnificent book, a very unique collection of modern medallic work by Slovak Mint in Kremnica. I take this opportunity to wish you, also on behalf of President Áder, every success in your dedicated activities.“
From the letter on behalf of His Excellency President János Áder
addressed to NAPS Director by Mr. László Szöke,
Director of Foreign Affairs
of the Office of President of Hungary.
Gravenhage, December 2012
„… I wish to thank you for your kind letter and for your books The Beauty of Enchantment In Metal and NAPS Institute 2004-2010, that were sent to us through the good offices of Her Excellency (Ambassador) Mrs Daphne Bergsma.
Her Majesty the Queen has greatly appreciated your kind gesture. On behalf of the Queen I wish you every success for the future.“
From the letter on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix
addressed to NAPS Director by Mrs. Marjan Hahn,
Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands.
The White House, Washington, April 2013
„… I would like to extend my deepest thanks for your kind gift. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated.
As our world grows increasingly interdependent, I look forward to working to the benefit of our two nations, and to strengthening the bonds between our people. Thank you, again, for the wonderful gift. I wish you all the best.“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Barack Obama,
President of the United States of America.
London, June 2014
„… His Royal Highness was touched that you thought of him in the way that you did in sending him a copy of your book The Beauty of Enchantment In Metal.
… Thank you once once again for writing as you did and this comes The Prince of Wales´s warmest thanks and best wishes.“
From the letter on behalf of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
addressed to NAPS Director by Mr. Simon Martin,
The Deputy Private Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Budapest, June 2014
„… I would like to congratulate you for the work you are carrying out by leading NAPS Institute for a decade.“
From the letter of His Eminence Cardinal Péter Erdö,
Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Primate of Hungary,
President of the Council of the Bishops´Conferences of Europe.
Budapest, September 2014
„Dear Friends, It gives me great pleasure to send my greetings to all of you attending at the NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2014. I am convinced that the main idea behind the event, the promotion of dialogue and tolerance among nations and the followers of various religious traditions is a tought that deserves deep appreciation. Unfortunately, our rapidly changing world has not ceased to give us many painful examples of prejudice, bigotry and hatred. We are especially shocked by the multiplying cases of religious intolerance. This state of affairs makes it event more important for us to stand up for the values of freedom and openness. We should find all the opportunities to show that we do care for each other, and the event tonight is a proof to that.
I am happy to note that significant results have been recently achieved by good Hungarian-Slovak cooperation in many fields. I can assure you that I will continue to do my best so as to further deepen mutual trust and understanding between our two friendly nations.
Finally, allow me to express my acknowledgement for the important work that NAPS Institute has been doing for the years in enriching the cultural ties that connect Slovaks and Hungarians. I wish you a nice and memorable evening as well a severy success in all your activities.“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. János Áder,
President of Hungary.
Ecumenical Patriarchate, Phanar – Istanbul, September 2014
„It is with great joy that we greet all of you today on the occasion of the Jubilee Celebration of NAPS Institute. We commend and ancourage all people of good will to continue on the path of bridge-building, reconciliation, and promoting peace among all peoples. Now more than ever, our world needs people of faith to stand united in the efforts to combat hatred, religious violence, oppression and injustice. May our voices for peace and justice be heard throughout the world as a heavenly concert soothing the hearts of all. After all, as put forward by our Lord, a priorty of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has always been – one which we hope will come to fruition through the tireless labors of both clergy and laity – that „all may be one.“ In this time of celebration, therefore, we share in the joy of this special day and offer our prayers to all of you present for your unity and peace, as well as for „every good endowment and every perfect gift from above.“
From the telegram of His All Holiness Bartholomew I.,
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Warsaw, October 2014
„… I would like to thank you for the received album for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of NAPS founding. I would like to express as well my congratulations on the jubilee and wish a lot of success for the future prosperation of NAPS Institute.“
From the letter of Mrs. Jolanta Kwasniewska,
First Lady of the Republic of Poland 1995 – 2005.
Bratislava, September 2015
„All religions have their own rules, teachings, temples and messages. But from my point of view, all come together when it comes to the fundamental message. It is about building relationships. Relationship of man to God, but also man to man. Especially now, it is the time for the need to make an appeal on these relationships. To remind people on tolerance and helping the others. Events like this (NAPS International Ecumenical Concert – note) are of great significance. They are the proof of cooperation, mutual respect and effort to please the others.“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Andrej Kiska,
President of the Slovak Republic.
Bratislava, April 2016
„I am pleased, the NAPS Institute (Our Activities Pro Slovakia) whose founder and director you are, shares and endorses the same values as the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs when presenting Slovak interests on international scene.“
From the letter of His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajčák,
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.
Vatican, October 2017
„… Upon my return to Rome after my visit to Bratislava, I write to express my heartfelt gratitude for the warm invitiation extended to me by the NAPS Institute to visit your country. I am also very grateful for the excellent organization of the visit.
It was a source of deep encouragement to observe the commitment to Christian unity which I encountered during my stay. I was delighted that my visit to Slovakia gave me the opportunity to gain insight into the possitive ecumenical relations that exist among the Christian traditions in your noble nation.“
From the letter of His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch,
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Bratislava, April 2020
„… In these difficult times it is important, perhaps more than ever, that we think of our neighbors and lend them a helping hand. Everyone who relieves the burden of others has my admiration and recognition. I wish only the best to your charitable Institue, as well as to all the people behind it. …“
From the letter of Mr. Marek Krajčí,
Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic.