Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception

The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (Latin: Congregatio Clericorum Marianorum ab Immaculata Conceptionis Beatissimae Virginis Mariae) is a Catholic male clerical religious congregation founded, 1670, in Poland. It is also known as Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Its members add the nominal letters M.I.C. after their names to indicate membership in the Congregation.

Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
Congregatio Clericorum Marianorum sub titulo Immaculatæ Conceptionis Bmæ Virginis (Latin)[1]
AbbreviationPost-nominal letters: M.I.C.[2]
NicknameMarian Fathers
Formation1673; 348 years ago (1673)[3]
FounderSaint Fr. Stanisław Papczyński, M.I.C.[4]
Founded atPuszcza Marianska, Poland
TypeClerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)[5]
HeadquartersGeneral Mother house
Via Corsica 1, 00198 Roma, Italy[6]
Membership (2019)
482 (320 Priests)
Motto
Latin:
Pro Christo et Ecclesia
English:
For Christ and the Church
Superior General
Fr. Andrzej Pakuła, M.I.C.[7]
Ministry
Educational, parochial, publication and missionary works
Websitewww.padrimariani.org

The Congregation of about 500 priests and brothers has convents in 19 countries on 6 continents. Marians pledge support to the Pope and follow the official teachings of the Catholic Church and aim to spread devotion to Blessed Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception, pray for the souls in purgatory and undertake a variety of apostolic work.

The Marians were the first Catholic religious institute for men dedicated to honor Mary’s Immaculate Conception. The community traces its roots to Saint Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński who was beatified in Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Licheń Stary, Poland, in 2007, and canonized on 5 June 2016 at Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City by Pope Francis. As an Institute of consecrated life their motto is Pro Christo et Ecclesia.

They are also the official promoters of the authentic Divine Mercy message since 1941.