Who Was Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski?

On May 18, we celebrate for the last time the feast day of Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski, the Founder of the Marian Fathers. That's because on June 5 he will become Saint Stanislaus Papczynski.

Watch the feast day homily given by the Very Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, the Marians' provincial superior. His homily was delivered during the 7:15 a.m. Mass at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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Father Kenneth Dos Santos, MIC, offers reflections on the Mass readings in his homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8.

Stories about his selfless generosity of heart are the chief reasons St. Nicholas, feast day Dec. 6, is so affectionately revered.