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Maybe you've met Br. Allen Alexander, MIC, our intrepid, zealous, kindly, whip-smart and witty seminarian from Muskegon, Michigan.

The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception are pleased to announce that Br. Allen will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. God willing, it will be the final step on the way to his priestly ordination.

Have you got a message to send Br. Allen? Congrats? Prayers? We invite you to do so down below.

Also, if you would like to make a donation to the Marians' seminarian fund in Br. Allen's honor, please visit marian.org/seminarians.

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Father David Lord, MIC - Dec 1, 2014

with prayers,
Father David

John and Fran - Dec 1, 2014

God bless you and keep you. We do not personally know you. However know of some of the work of the Marian Fathers and how our lives are blessed and our spiritual lives enriched.Don't lose your zeal!!!!

Elizabeth Stewart ( Br Johns sister) - Dec 1, 2014

Congratulations! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sr. M. Thomas More, SSCM - Dec 1, 2014

Brother Allen, I've read about you in the Marian Helper magazine. I pray that you will continue your life of joyful service in The Lord for a long,long time.

Genevieve And Matthew Plaster - Dec 1, 2014

Congratulations, Br. Al! Praying for you!

Genevieve And Matthew Plaster - Dec 1, 2014

Congratulations, Br. Al! Praying for you!

Emilio & Gwen Iyog - Dec 2, 2014

Congratulations to Br.Alexander and many blessings coming your way. We met you at the DM office during our group pilgrimage last September 2014.

Maria-Paz - Dec 2, 2014

Congratulations Br. Allen
God be with you always!


Maria Tovar - Dec 2, 2014

Congrats Dc. Allen, may God give you all the strength and wisdom needed to carry on in your life in this new service. May God Bless you always.

Karen P Williams - Dec 2, 2014

Brother Allen, I have known you for a little over 4 years now and have seen you grow in spirit and zeal for Our Lord. Only good things will come your way with Jesus at your side.

Carole Lazarini - Dec 2, 2014

Thank you Br John for your gift of priesthood to us. I liken your service to that of our military brethern. Only you wear the armour of God and fight with love instead of sword.

Carole Lazarini - Dec 2, 2014

OOPs!Br Allen I mean

Deacon Don Bennis - Dec 2, 2014

Keep the Faith. then share the faith. Remember: "Never give up". Society, community and we need you!!!!

Lou J Apa - Dec 2, 2014

God be with you in your ministry work for The Lord....lja/JMJ

Rick Paoletti (John's father) - Dec 2, 2014

May God bless you Brother Allen at this exciting time in your journey to the priesthood. You are in our prayers.

cecile and tony - Dec 2, 2014

We wish you God's Loving and Protecting Hand as you progress to Priesthood....you are in our daily prayers.

Jeffrey P. Petrino + Mary A. D. Petrino, DM - Dec 2, 2014

Ad multos gloriosque annos, Brother Allen! Thank you for your faithful service to the MIC order. Your intentions remain always in our prayers -- Ad Jesum Per Mariam!

Velia - Dec 2, 2014

Congratulations on your transitional Diaconate and thank you for answering the call. My prayers on your continued journey to the Ordination of the Holy Priesthood. Gods' blessings be with you!

Jake - Dec 2, 2014

Br Allen, congratulations. You will be in our prayers as you continue to respond to our Lord's call. May you grow in holiness and be a bright light to lead more souls to His kingdom.

Genevieve and Matthew Plaster - Dec 2, 2014

Congratulations, Br. Al! We're praying for you!

Carol Puhalski Seely - Dec 2, 2014

May God's Grace and Love follow you all the days of your life in His wonderful work . Congratulations , Deacon Alexander.

Paul & Bev Guevin - Dec 2, 2014

Prayers ongoing as you transition to the Deaconate on your way to the Priesthood. God be with and bless you in abundance!

MaryRoy - Dec 3, 2014

I pray you will be holy as HE is holy and you will lead many others to holiness as well.

Laura & Kathy Call - Dec 5, 2014

Hi Br. Al! We are so excited to see your picture and of course we are sending our prayers for your diaconate ordination! What joy it is to have watched this journey! You are such a blessing in our lives and in the lives of all those you encounter. You will always, always be in our prayers. (The blue cord rosary is still a favorite.)

Sharon - Dec 5, 2014

God's blessings on you on your upcoming ordination to the diaconate. May you always draw from the Holy Spirit gifts as you journey through your life.

Judy K - Dec 6, 2014

Advent must have special meaning for you this year. You are waiting in joyful expectation for the celebration of the Lord's birth, and for your diaconal ordination. You are being asked to give Jesus a human form again in you. I am committed to daily prayer for priests and seminarians. I will add your name to my list. May you receive many graces and blessings during these days of waiting.

Kathey Osenbau - Dec 8, 2014

Congratulations Dc. Allen! May the Lord bless you and be with you on this journey and may Our Lady wrap you in her mantle of love as you discern your vocation. I will have our Divine Mercy Cenacle praying for you out here in Arizona.

Lois Ann Lachtara - Dec 8, 2014

Br. Allen, Many prayers for you as you approach your special day! God willing, I will come to witness your blessed day! Today, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception I visited the Shrine. So sorry to miss seeing you. Never take your eyes off the goal! I have loved watching your formation. You are one of those chosen few! How I praise Jesus for you and your Marion brothers!

Erin Slick - Dec 10, 2014

Congratulations Br Allan!! Praying for you>

Brother Allen! - Dec 10, 2014

Congratulations Brother Allen! I share your story often about how you wanted to be a fireman and then realized you could keep lots of people from the fires of hell being a Priest instead! Praise God! I am one of the ladies you met at the Shrine of Divine Mercy last year...me and Emily from Indiana.....BLESSINGS and PEACE...

Grace - Jan 2, 2015

Brother Allen!! Congratulations!! May God continue to Bless you and protect you! May He guide you in this new chapter in your life!!

Stanley Keluku - 5 January 2015..Papua New Guinea - Jan 5, 2015

Brother Allen; Congratulation for your faithfulness in your years of study and now you are PRIEST. The greatest gift to a family (meaning your family).. May your family be proud of you and above all may the good Lord continue to bless you as you now will continue to spread his never ending Gospel to his people.
"God bless you brother"