Marians Inspire Catholic Devotion
The Marians of the Immaculate Conception have a gift for creating simple and accessible ways for the lay faithful to be devotionally transformed, and draw together in prayerful service to the Church and society. God is working mightily through these priests and through their apostolates like Marian Press to strengthen the souls of so many Catholics. Some of the published works of the Marian Fathers are providing a spiritual lifeline this Lent when God is inviting families to grow in faith and virtue by giving up much more than sweets.
Father Donald Calloway, MIC: His books have taken Catholics on an adventure to discover the champions of the Rosary. Now Father is guiding everyone to make a devotional connection with the Champion of Jesus and Mary through a Consecration to Saint Joseph.
Father Michael Gaitley, MIC: Father is the master of the 33 day do-it-yourself retreats which invite us to consecrate our lives to Jesus through Mary. He now offers us a way to consecrate our lives totally to God through the passion of Christ in 33 Days to Greater Glory.
Founded in Poland in 1673 by St. Stanislaus Papczynski, today the Marian Congregation has well over 500 priests and brothers who labor in 20 countries, including: the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The Marian Congregation is uniquely effective in their zeal to spread the message of Godís Divine Mercy to a world so in need of it.
Many Catholics take time to visit the Marian Fathers at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Their picturesque and prayerful destination location is less than an hour southeast of Albany, New York. Families can extend their visit with a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum nearby. Marians host a large event for the feast of Divine Mercy. In 2020 it is Sunday, April 19. The Shrine is also an October 2020 Family Rosary Bowl location. Father Anthony Gramlich, MIC is rector of the Shrine (pictured above) and invites everyone to visit the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. Get information to plan a trip to the Shrine at: https://www.shrineofdivinemercy.org/welcome.