Category Archives: Marian News

(Soon to be Saint) Stanislaus Papczynski

Yes, Pope Francis is scheduled to canonize the founder of the Marians on June 5 in St. Peter’s Square. Yes, the Marians can finally say we have a saint–the founder of the congregation! I hope to be there, although I’m going to have to travel all the way from California. For further information about our… Read More »

Divine Mercy Apostolates

The Marians are associated with a number of apostolates associated with Divine Mercy. Among them are Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy and the Mother of Mercy Messengers. A list of the apostolates is here.

Vocations — We Got ‘Em

There is definitely a renewal of vocations in the Marians. When I entered as a postulant back in the 1990’s, there were 4 men in temporary vows, 3 postulants, and 4 novices. Today there are 2 students in perpetual vows, 17 men in temporary vows, 4 novices, and 2 postulants. Here’s a picture of this… Read More »

New Deacon

The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception has a new transitional deacon today: Deacon Ronald McBride, MIC. Congratulations Deacon Ron!

Vocations are coming!

There is a definite upswing in vocations, and our congregation is part of the upswing. We now have 8 novices! Here’s an article about the recent vocation developments of the Marians.

A Seminarian’s Story

I must admit that I haven’t been updating the blog much. I should note that I am now teaching a night class at Franciscan University of Steubenville – Christian Moral Principles. It involves trying to give a broad survey of material that I had over the course of at least 4 semester classes, but by… Read More »


We are having quite a year vocation-wise. There are now four men who just entered a shortened postulancy which will end on August 14, when they (God willing) become novices. We also have four men who are scheduled to enter a year-long postulancy on August 15. There are also four men who are scheduled to… Read More »