Stockbridge, Massachusetts

October 1, 2006

A New Provincial for a New Province

The former Superior General, Fr. Mark Garrow, MIC, has been elected Provincial for the Marians’ newly combined Province: the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province.

Photo by Fr. I. Chodakowski, MIC

He will reside at the Provincial headquarters in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Most recently, Fr. Garrow served as Director of Formation and House Superior at the Marian Scholasticate in Washington, DC. Before that, he served as the Marians’ Superior General in Rome.

In addition to the election of the Provincial, a new Provincial Council was also elected. Formed from former members of the St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Casimir Province — which was unified with this Provincial Chapter — the new Provincial Council consists of: Fr. Daniel Cambra, MIC, Vicar Provincial; Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, 2nd Councilor; Fr. Timothy Roth, MIC, 3rd Councilor, and Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, 4th Councilor.

As Superior General from 1999 to 2005, Fr. Garrow oversaw the Marians’ worldwide Congregation and served as its top representative to the Holy See. Since his ordination in 1984, Fr. Garrow has been known for his zeal to fulfill his Congregation’s mission to spread devotion to Our Lady, be a witness to Christ’s mercy, and serve the Church in a variety of ministries.

“It’s a torn world, and I think we Marians offer an antidote,” Fr. Garrow says. “We are called to point to the wonderful destiny that God holds out and invites all people to be a part of.”

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