On a crisp December morning, on the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Fr. Matthew Tomeny, MIC, was ordained to the priesthood for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The “Providence of our most gracious Father,” which St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, our Father and Founder bequeathed to us in his Testament watches over us, guides us and allows us to celebrate the titular feast of our religious community once again.
On Monday, August 30, 2021, the venerators of The Divine Mercy from Great Britain gathered for their annual pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption and of St. Simon Stock in Aylesford, a shrine which dates back to the 13th century. The Apostolate of Divine Mercy, conducted by the Marian Fathers in London, organized this pilgrimage.
On August 28, 2021, four Marian deacons were ordained to the priesthood in our religious house in Kibeho-Nyarushishi (Marian Formation Center): Christian Munyaribanje, MIC, Félix Uwimana, MIC, Alfred Niyobuhungiro, MIC, and Cédric Ishimwe, MIC. Bishop Célestin Hazikimana, Ordinary of the Diocese of Gikongoro, performed the ceremony.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception held their annual vows ceremony on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
In the late evening hours of Aug. 10, 2021Fr. Aleksander Olczyński passed away at St. Mother Teresa of Culcutta Nursing Home in Lublin. He was 92 years of age, a religious for 70 years and a priest for 61.
On Saturday, June 5, 2021 - the fifth anniversary of the canonization of Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński - three Marian deacons: Bartłomiej Przychodzki, MIC, Jan Paweł Federowicz, MIC and Jan Czupryński, MIC (from Belarus) were ordained to the priesthood at the parish church of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy.
In April this year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of our Renovator Blessed Archbishop George Matulaitis-Matulewicz. We invite you to learn more about this important figure in our Congregation's history by visiting his newly revived website.
Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, the world-renowned expert on the life and spirituality of St. Faustina — the man who smuggled photographic images of the pages of St. Faustina’s Diary out of Communist-occupied Poland in the 1970s and later documented her beatification and canonization miracles — died Thursday, Feb. 11, from illness related to COVID-19.
Father Władysław Zdaniukiewicz, MIC, the oldest member of the Polish Province of the Congregation of Marian Fathers passed away in the evening of May 25, 2020, at the St. Stanislaus Hospice in Licheń, Poland
Father Marek Martiška, son of Anton and Emilia (née Homolová), was born on March 3, 1980, in Trenčin, Slovakia, as the youngest of the family’s four children (he had a sister Helena and two brothers: Pavel and Peter).