Fr. Miroslaw Goliński, MIC, passed away on January 24 this year, he lived 58 years in the Congregation 33, in the priesthood 27.

Father Goliński, son of Kazimierz and Marianna née Grzyb, was born on January 29, 1964 in Radom. He was baptized on March 16, 1964, and received confirmation on May 26, 1980. He had four brothers and a sister, who has been a member of the Congregation of the Michalite Sisters since 1975. He started elementary school in Młodocin Mniejszy, from which, after completing the second grade – due to the reorganization of education – he moved to the collective communal school in Kowala. He graduated from it in 1979 and then began studying at a mechanical technical school in Radom. He graduated in 1984 with a high school diploma. In September 1984 he took a job at the state enterprise Techmatrans in Radom and worked there until 1988.

In 1988, Mirosław joined the Congregation of Marian Fathers. After a month’s postulancy in Stoczek Klasztorny, he did his novitiate in Skórzec and made his first religious profession there on September 8, 1989. He was then sent to study at the Marian Theological Seminary in Lublin; he was among the first class to complete the entire program of studies there – except for the master’s seminar and lectures with the local Ordinary in the sixth year. He professed perpetual vows in Sulejówek on August 26, 1993. He was ordained a deacon at the archcathedral in Lublin by Archbishop Bolesław Pylak, Metropolitan of Lublin, on March 31, 1994, and ordained a priest in Licheń on May 27, 1995 by Archbishop Henryk Muszyński, Metropolitan of Gniezno.

After his ordination, he worked in the Licheń shrine for a few weeks – like all newly ordain priests at the time – and then was sent to do pastoral and catechetical work in Góra Kalwaria. In 1996, he was transferred to Licheń as an assistant Provincial Vocations Director. In 1998, he was transferred again to Góra Kalwaria, where, in addition to his previous duties, he became the Assistant Novices Master. In 1999 he was transferred to do pastoral and catechetical work at the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Warsaw, where he also became parochial vicar. In 2002, he became local vocations director and 2nd house councilor there. In 2005, he was appointed Superior of the religious house in Zakopane- Cyrhla, and appointed director of the retreat house there. Since 2008, he also served as treasurer of the local Marian Community. In August 2011 he was transferred to Licheń, but after the death of Fr. Ryszard Kukiełka MIC, pastor at Cyrhla, he succeeded him in office in October 2011. In 2017, he was sent to the religious house in Elblag, where he was appointed 1st house counselor and vicar at All Saints parish.

During a caroling visit on January 20, 2023, he suffered a massive heart attack. Despite prompt treatment, he died in a hospital in Elbląg on January 24, 2023. He was buried in the Marian quarters at the parish cemetery in Góra Kalwaria.