Marian Founder is beatified on Sept. 16 in Lichen, Poland.
Father Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczynski (1631-1701). He's the man the Marians of the Immaculate Conception refer to as "Father Founder." ...»
In a taped statement played over two huge screens displayed in Lichen during the beatification ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the Marian Congregation, which had waited for this day for more than 300 years.
This morning in Poland, at the Shrine of Lichen, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, my Secretary of State, in my name proclaimed as blessed Father [Stanislaus] Papczyński, founder of the Congregation of Marian Fathers. I address a cordial greeting to the faithful gathered together for this happy occasion and to the many people who are devoted to this newly beatified son of the Church in whom they venerate a priest who was exemplary in preaching, in the formation of the laity, a father of the poor and an apostle of intercessory prayer for the dead. Translation by ZENIT
Listen to the Holy Father's words to the Marians during the general audience on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 (in Polish) ...»
His Feast Day is May 18. But who was Blessed Stanislaus?
The Church honors Blessed Stanislaus, the founder of the Marians. What do he and St. Faustina have in common? A lot! ...»
This isn't something that he does — sitting down and discussing miracles with a reporter. — He has spoken about these things with friends and family, with Marians, and with investigators from the Vatican. But never before to a reporter. ...»
At 10 o’clock in the morning of March 31, 2011, following the motion put in by Mr. Stanisław Kogut, Senator from the Nowy Sącz region, the Senate passed a resolution that pays tribute to the person and achievements of Fr. Papczyński. ...»
The General Superior’s Communiqués concerning the opportunity to gain a plenary indulgence