Rest in Peace, Fr. Martin Rzeszutek, MIC (1925-2019)

Father Martin Rzeszutek, a priest with the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, died Aug. 19, from complications following several strokes.

Remembered as a gentle shepherd of souls, a polyglot, and an avid gardener and birder, he was 93.

Born on Sept. 22, 1925, in Easthampton, Massachusetts, to Frank and Angela Rzeszutek, Fr. Martin was one of nine children.

Marian Apparitions: Authenticity Matters

Last month, we spoke with Michael O'Neill, the founder of, about how he decided to devote his life to studying Marian apparitions. This month, we continue our conversation with him to learn more about what it takes for the Church to authenticate a reported apparition.

Do the apparitions in the early 1980s in Kibeho, Rwanda, where the Marian Fathers minister, have Vatican authentication?


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