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Who Were Blesseds Anthony Leszczewicz and George Kaszyra?

It is said that there were more martyrs in the 20th century than in all centuries of Christian history combined. The number of martyrs in World War II are countless, St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Edith Stein being two of the more well-known. But did you know that two Marians of the Immaculate Conception were also martyred during the Nazi occupation of Belarus? They are Blesseds Anthony Leszczewicz and George Kaszyra, and we celebrate their feast day on June 12.

Spreading the Love of St. Stanislaus Papczynski

Ordained a little more than a year ago on May 30, 2015, Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, is one of the youngest priests in the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. The Congregation's Founder, Stanislaus Papczy?ski, was canonized on June 5, 2016. Here, Fr. Thaddaeus shares how his devotion to St. Stanislaus has grown, as well as his hopes for spreading devotion to St. Stanislaus in the future.

The Marians' Founder, Stanislaus Papczynski, is Canonized

ROME (June 5, 2016) - The bells of St. Peter's Basilica clanged. The rounded arms of Bernini's colonnade stretched out as if awakening to a new day. Which it is - in more ways than one.

At 10:52 a.m. today, Pope Francis read the words the Marian Congregation has longed to hear for some 315 years: the Formula of Canonization that declared their Congregation's Founder hereby enrolled "among the saints ... to be venerated as such by the whole Church. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

Amen, indeed.


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