Marian Fathers

Two Men Profess First Vows

STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Just two hours before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV on Sunday evening, the Marian Fathers celebrated their own special and extraordinary occasion — one requiring an intensive game plan in which the stakes are eternity itself.

Two men knelt before their religious superior, placed their right hands on the Gospel, and solemnly professed their first vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience as members of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.  

‘A Servant,’ in Imitation of Christ

By Melanie Williams

Washington, D.C. — With great joy the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception celebrated the ordination of David Smith, MIC, yesterday to the transitional diaconate at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Most Rev. Michael Fisher, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, presided over the ordination liturgy and addressed the newly ordained Deacon David. 

Living Mercy in November

Photo by Erik-Jan Leusink on Unsplash

By Chris Sparks

I love November.

I mean, clearly I’m biased — I was born in November, on Thanksgiving Day, as a matter of fact. So I have many happy memories of birthday parties and family Thanksgivings, of turkey and stuffing and presents.

But I would argue that November is a blessed month for everyone. It’s the culmination of harvest time, after all, a time for grain to have been scythed and gathered in, for fruit to be canned, produce pickled, barns and cellars packed full, and for all to take stock of their preparations for winter.


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