June 23, 2010
Poland: Father Kazimierz Jankiewicz, MIC, 1936-2010
Provincial Curia of the Congregation of Marian Fathers
ul. Św. Bonifacego 9; 02-914 Warszawa
tel.: (0-22)-642 29 00; fax: 651 90 30; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warsaw, June 23, 2010
With great sorrow we notify all our Confreres
that a resident of our Religious House in Licheń, Poland
Father Kazimierz Jankiewicz, MIC,
passed today to the Lord at the age of 74.
The ceremony of Christian burial will take place Friday, June 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. Dorothy’s Church in Licheń.
We commend the deceased Fr. Kazimierz Jankiewicz to The Divine Mercy: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord! And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Father Kazimierz Jankiewicz, MIC, son of Józef and Stanisława, was born on July 17, 1936, in the town of Czarna Mała, in the Province of Kujawy and Pomorze, Poland. After finishing elementary school in 1950, he was admitted into the Marian Minor Seminary at Bielany, Warsaw. Two years afterwards, he made his novitiate in Skórzec. Kazimierz professed his first vows on August 15, 1953. In 1953-55 he resided at our religious house in Warsaw’s borough of Praga, where he completed two more years of schooling and passed his high school finals. Next, he studied philosophy at the Major Metropolitan Seminary in Warsaw. He professed his perpetual vows in Stoczek Klasztorny, Poland, on August 15, 1959. From 1959-63 he studied theology at the Major Seminary in Włocławek, Poland, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 23, 1963, by Bishop Kazimierz Majdański. His first posting was in Licheń, Poland, where he served pastorally until 1965. From 1965-68, he ministered in London-Ealing, UK. Several months after his return from England, he served again in Licheń. From 1969-79, he served as catechist and youth minister in Grudziądz, Poland. Transferred to Warsaw-Praga, he served as the Provincial Director of Vocations during 1979-81, and then from 1975-81 he carried out the office of the Provincial Councilor. Elected a General Councilor, during 1981-87 he fulfilled his duties in Rome, and when his term in the office was completed, he became the Superior of the Licheń House from 1987-90. From 1990, Fr. Kazimierz worked as a catechist in our house in Cyrhla. He spent the following three years as a youth minister in the houses in Marymont (Warsaw) and Puszcza Mariańska. In 1994 he served as the House Superior and Pastor in Elbląg, Poland. Transferred back to Licheń, he served at the Shrine during 1994-98. In 1998, Father General sent Fr. Kazimierz to the British Province, where he served as the Director of The Divine Mercy Apostolate, House Superior in London and Rector of our monthly magazine Messenger of Mercy. In 2005, Fr. Kazimierz was transferred back to Licheń, where he generously helped in pastoral work and where he also died on June 23, 2010, having endured prolonged sufferings.
Fr. Dariusz Mażewski, MIC