Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński
Founder of the Marians
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 18 countries, including the USA, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
The feasts important for the Congregation
Birthday of Blessed Father Renovator, 1871
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Plenary indulgence for members of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.
Anniversary of the diocesan approval of the Congregation, 1679
Anniversary of the ordination of Venerable Servant of God Casimir Wyszyński, 1726
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER OR SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY
Titular feast of the Brazilian Province