The Association of Marian Helpers
“The Congregation should take care that the people dedicated to it be joined more closely with it in an Association of Marian Helpers that it may take advantage of their help in apostolic works and share with them in its spiritual goods. The Association is governed according to the proper statutes approved by the Superior General with the consent of his Council. It is the responsibility of the Major Superiors to apply these statutes to local needs. …”
(Directory of the Congregation, §85)
A Message from the General Promoter of The Association of Marian Helpers
The Association of Marian Helpers is a spiritual benefit society that prayerfully and spiritually supports the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. It was first founded in the United States in 1925 under the inspiration of Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz, the Renovator of the Congregation. The Association now exists in Poland, Great Britain, Portugal, Ukraine, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Brazil, and North America.
I am the General Promoter of the Association for the various provinces of our global Marian community. In my duties, I work under the authority of our Superior General and his Council. I consult with the Provincial Superiors about the activity of the Association within their respective Provinces and serve as the liaison between the various Directors of the Association and the General Administration regarding any Association matters. Such liaison work might involve an Association program in a particular Province that aids a foreign project of the Congregation.
I also organize our annual international Marian Helpers Conference — from deciding on the location and topics for workshops to the selection of keynote speakers. Still another aspect of my work is the implementation of our Association Statutes. To view the Statutes of the Association of Marian Helpers, in English and Polish, you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® installed on your computer. View the directions for obtaining Adobe® Acrobat®.
Finally, as General Promoter of the Association, I organize formation programs for the staff of our Marian Helpers Centers, as well as develop a program of formation for our Association members.
If you are interested in helping me foster the work of the Association around the world, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Br. Andrzej Mączyński