Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński
Founder of the Marians
Rome, December 8, 2019
Prot. No 159/2019
Superior General’s Letter on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of 2019, inaugurating the 350th Jubilee of the Origin of the Congregation of Marian Fathers
Divine Providence, whose power expands from end to end, ruling everything with sweetness, and whose paths are not ours, desired to raise this tiny Marian flock dedicated to the most beloved and Immaculate Mother not only within the borders of the one Kingdom of Poland, where its roots are, but to spread all over the world.
The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is a fraternal community of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. They are also known for their devotion to Mary Immaculate, dedication to praying for the poor souls in Purgatory, and active service to the Church. Founded in Poland in 1670 by St. Stanislaus Papczynski, today the Marian Congregation has about 500 priests and brothers who labor in 19 countries, including the USA, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
The feasts important for the Congregation
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Plenary indulgence for members of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.
Birthday of Blessed Archbishop George Matulaitis, 1871
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER OR SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY
Titular feast of the Brazilian Province
Anniversary of the diocesan approval of the Congregation, 1679
Anniversary of the ordination of Venerable Servant of God Casimir Wyszyński, 1726