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The General Government’s most important decisions

I. Superior General Decisions made after obtaining the General Council's consent

March 7, 2005

 

Fr. Marek Szczepaniak, MIC, appointed the Superior of the Roman House of the Congregation of Marian Fathers.

March 7, 2005

 

Fr. Zbigniew Pilat, MIC, appointed the General Procurator of the Congregation of Marians.

March 7, 2005

 

Fr. Zbigniew Pilat, MIC, appointed the Secretary General of the Congregation of Marians.

March 12, 2005

 

Br. Andrew Mączyński, MIC, appointed the General Promoter of the Association of Marian Helpers for the Congregation of Marian Fathers.

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Marek Szczepaniak, MIC, appointed the General Promoter of Marian Missions.

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Piotr Fedorowicz, MIC, appointed the General Promoter of the Apostolate in the East.

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC, appointed the Rector of the Marian International College and the Prefect of Students.

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Zbigniew Pilat, MIC, appointed the 1st Councilor of the Roman House.

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC, appointed the 2nd Councilor of the Roman House.

May 9, 2005

 

Installation of the Novitiate House in Nyakinama (Rwanda).

May 9, 2005

 

Fr. Mark Ciebien, MIC appointed the Novice Master at the Novitiate in Rwanda.

May 9, 2005

 

Transfer of Fr. Grzegorz Leszczyk, MIC of the Divine Providence Province to the Religious House in Nyakinama (Rwanda) as of September 1, 2005.

May 9, 2005

 

Suppression of the Portugal Vice Province of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary as of June 1, 2005, and installation instead of a General Vicariate of the same denomination.

May 9, 2005

 

Prolongation of the term in office (not exceeding the date of December 31, 2006), based upon the dispensation of the Holy See of April 26, 2005, for the officials of the St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Casimir Provinces - Provincial Superiors, Provincial Councilors, and Local Superiors - in order to complete the merger of the two Provinces.

May 9, 2005

 

Approval of the financial reports and budget estimates of the following entities: Marian Historical Institute; Nyakinama (Rwanda); Atok (Cameroon); Adelaide (Australia); Divine Providence Province (Poland); St. Casimir Province (U.S.A.); St. Stanislaus Kostka Province (U.S.A.); St. Theresa of Infant Jesus Province (Latvia); St. George Province (Lithuania); Vicariate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Ukraine).

May 13, 2005

 

Appointment of the officials of the Ukrainian Vicariate Administration: Fr. Pavlo Ostrovskiy, MIC - Superior, Fr. Leonid Tkachuk, MIC - 1st Councilor, Fr. Victor Lutkovskiy, MIC - 2nd Councilor, Fr. Yuriy Ziminskiy, MIC - 3rd Councilor; Fr. Albert Galecki, MIC - 4th Councilor

June 10, 2005

 

Fr. Andrzej Pakula, MIC appointed to be responsible for preparation of Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński's impending beatification.

June 11, 2005

 

Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC appointed the General Promoter of the Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy.

June 11, 2005

 

Fr. Andrzej Szostek, MIC appointed Spiritual Assistant of the Marian Committee of Economics.

June 27, 2005

 

Approval of the Postulator General's budget estimate.

June 27, 2005

 

Approval of the budget estimate for the General House in Rome.

June 27, 2005

 

Appointment of members of the Liturgical Committee, in accordance with the Decree of the General Chapter of 2005, (II, 1,3): Fr. Marian Pisarzak, MIC - Chairman; Fr. Mark Garrow, MIC - Deputy Chairman; Fr. Maciej Zachara, MIC, Br. Andrew Mączyński, MIC, Fr. Mieczyslaw Jastrzebski, MIC.

June 27, 2005

 

Approval of the Portugal Vicariate's Statutes.

June 28, 2005

 

Appointment of the officials of the Portugal Vicariate Administration: Fr. Basileu dos Anjos Pires, MIC - Superior; Fr. Kazimierz Komor, MIC - 1st Councilor, Fr. Jovanete Paulo Vieira, MIC - 2nd Councilor.

June 28, 2005

 

Validation of the minutes of the Second Session of the Provincial Chapter in Brazil.

June 28, 2005

 

Validation of the minutes of the Second Session of the Provincial Chapter in Poland.

July 22, 2005

 

Permission to enter the novitiate in Nyakinama, Rwanda, granted to the following candidates: Alexandre Gasigwa, Denys Basile Uwingaviye, Dominique Iyamuremye, Jean-Baptiste Gahereri, Jean Bosco Ahishakiye, Joseph Muhindo, Lon Zwawe, and Yves Oumarou.

July 22, 2005

 

Dispensation granted to Fr. Tadeusz Rogalewski, MIC to hold the office of the Local Superior in his third term.

July 22, 2005

 

Approval of changes to the Polish Edition of the Marian Prayers proposed by Fr. Marian Pisarzak, MIC Chairman of the Liturgical Committee (in accordance with the Decree of the General Chapter of 2005).

September 14, 2005

 

transfer of Brother Leonard Kunda from the Divine Providence Province to the St. Stanislaus Kostka Province.

September 14, 2005

 

Prolongation of Fr. Ryszard Wojciechowski's stay in the office of the House Superior in Brumov for the third term.

October 3, 2005

 

nomination of Fr. Mark Garrow the General Prefect of Formation.

October 3, 2005

 

convocation of the Formation Committee consisting of Fr. Mark Garrow - chairman, Fr. Pawel Naumowicz and Fr. Jair Batista de Souza - members.

October 3, 2005

 

approval of the English-language version of the Marian Prayers presented by the Liturgical Committee.

October 4, 2005

 

nomination of the governing body for the religious house in Atok, Cameroon: Fr. Krzysztof Pazio - House Superior and Local Treasurer, Fr. Franciszek Filipiec - I Councilor, Fr. Ryszard Gorowski - II Councilor.

October 4, 2005

 

dispensation from §42 of the Provincial Statutes granted to Fr. Leandro Aparecido da Silva to make it possible for him to serve as the Novice Master.

October 28, 2005

 

permission granted to the Portuguese Vicariate Superior, Fr. Basileu dos Anjos Pires for the alienation of a Marian property in Lisbon received as a gift from benefactors.

December 6, 2005

 

installation of the Marian Residence in Kibeho, Rwanda.

December 6, 2005

 

appointing of the governing body for the Religious House in Nyakinama, Rwanda: Fr. Andrzej Tokarczyk - Local Superior, Fr. Marek Cieben - I Councilor, Fr. Ryszard Kusy - II Councilor.

December 6, 2005

 

nomination of Fr. Leszek Czelusniak the Rector of the Residence in Kibeho, Rwanda.

December 6, 2005

 

nomination of Fr. Leszek Czelusniak the Mission Superior and Delegate of the Superior General for Rwanda.

December 6, 2005

 

transfer of Fr. Andrzej Lach from the Divine Mercy Province to the Portuguese Vicariate.

February 25, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Ryszard Gorowski from Cameroon to the Roman House and his nomination as the Assistant to the General Promoter of the Missions.

February 27, 2006

 

ratification of the financial report, economic standing, and budget of the following entities: St. Casimir Province, Portuguese Vicariate, Nyakinama House in Rwanda.

February 27, 2006

 

approval of the Portuguese translation of the Marian Prayers presented by the Divine Mercy Province.

February 27, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Jonas Sakevicius from the St. George Province to the St. Casimir Province.

March 2, 2006

 

ratification of the report on the finances and the budget of the following entities: the residence in Kibeho, Rwanda; the Mission in Cameroon; the residences in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia; Ukrainian Vicariate; Brazilian Province; and also the General Promoter of the AMH.

April 29, 2006

 

approval of the Portuguese translation of the Marian Prayers presented by the Portuguese Vicariate.

April 29, 2006

 

permission for the adaptation of the Balsamao monastery to the needs of pilgrims and guests.

April 29, 2006

 

ratification of plans for major repair work on the Balsamao Church.

April 29, 2006

 

the transfer of Fr. James Enin of the Ghanaian Catholic Mission in London to the U.S.

April 29, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Andrzej Lach from the Portuguese Vicariate to the Divine Mercy Province in Brazil.

April 29, 2006

 

ratification of the financial report, economic standing and budget of the following entities: the Divine Providence Province, St. Stanislaus Kostka Province, as well as the General Postulator. Ratification of the General Curia budget and of the financial report of the Roman House.

May 4, 2006

 

the decision to purchase a lot in Ngoya, Cameroon, in view of possible construction of the formation house there.

May 19, 2006

 

approval of the French translation of the Marian Prayers to be used in Rwanda and Cameroon;

May 19, 2006

 

nomination of Fr. Bosuglaw Gil, M.I.C. the Prefect of seminarians in Rwanda;

May 19, 2006

 

permission granted to the St. Casimir Province to exceed the budget in order to help out the Marian school in Rosario (Argentina);

June 23, 2006

 

ratification of the Statutes of the Institute of Marian History and Spirituality;

June 24, 2006

 

nomination of Fr. Wojciech Skora, M.I.C. personal secretary to the Superior General; Fr. Skora will continue to fulfill his duties as the Postulator General to the Holy See;

June 24, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Piotr Smolinski, M.I.C. from the Lublin Religious House to the General House in Rome, where he will study at the school run by the Vatican Archives in order to take over the office of General Archivist;

June 24, 2006

 

installation of the Marian Formation Center in Kibeho, Rwanda;

June 24, 2006

 

nomination of Fr. Leszek Czelusniak, M.I.C. the Director of the Marian Formation Center in Kibeho, Rwanda;

June 24, 2006

 

ratification of Statutes of the Marian Formation Center in Kibeho, Rwanda;

June 24, 2006

 

nomination of Fr. Boguslaw Gil, M.I.C. the Assistant Director of the Marian Formation Center in Kibeho, Rwanda;

June 24, 2006

 

consent given to Bishop Stanislaw Padewski for extending Fr. Jerzy Ziminski, M.I.C.'s term in the office as Episcopal Vicar for contacts with civil authorities of Kharkiv and its Province;

June 24, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Sergey Yakubovski, M.I.C. from the Warsaw-Stegny Religious House to the Ukrainian Vicariate;

June 24, 2006

 

permission granted to sell a part of the building in Kaunas (Lithuania), which is the property of the Congregation of Marians, in order to pay overdue debts of the Marian School in Mariampole;

June 24, 2006

 

permission granted to Fr. Krzysztof Paczos, M.I.C. for a six-month sojourn outside of a religious house;

June 24, 2006

 

suppression of the St. Casimir and St. Stanislaus Kostka Provinces in the U.S.A. and the founding in their place a new American Province of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy;

August 3, 2006

 

admittance of the novices in Rwanda, to the profession of first religious vows: Jean Baptiste Gahereri, Alexandre Gasigwa, Dominique Jyamuremye, Yves Oumarou, and Denys Basile Uwingabiye.

August 3, 2006

 

permission granted to Fr. Marek Ciebien, M.I.C. to spend his sabbatical year in Rome;

September 1, 2006

 

financial help in the amount of $20,000 granted to the Shrine of the Blessed Martyrs Anthony and George in Rosica (Belarus) to install a well and a heating system;

September 1, 2006

 

decision in the matter of the Polish Province's Gift in the amount of $300,000 to the African Missions: $200,000 for the Marian Formation Center in Kibeho; $100,000 for the purchase of land in Ngoya for the future Formation House;

September 1, 2006

 

decision to transfer the newly professed members in Rwanda from the Nyakinama Religious House to the residence in Kibeho (Jean Baptiste Gahereri, Alexandre Gasigwa, Dominique Jyamuremye, and Denys Basile Uwingabiye) and to send them to study philosophy at the inter-Diocesan Seminary in Kabgaya, Rwanda;

September 1, 2006

 

transfer of Yves Oumarou, after making his religious profession of vows, from the Nyakinama House in Rwanda to the Atok Religious House in Cameroon and sending him to study theology at the St. Cyprian Theology School in Ngoya, Cameroon;

September 1, 2006

 

permission granted to Brother Antonio dos Reis Fernandez, M.I.C. from the Portuguese Vicariate, for one-year sojourn outside of a religious house;

September 1, 2006

 

admittance to diaconal ordination of Seminarian Eduardo Alexandre Esteves Novo from the Portuguese Vicariate;

November 3, 2006

 

ratification of the Marian Prayers in Italian;

November 3, 2006

 

decision to petition the Holy See to grant Fr. Maciej Zachara, M.I.C., of the Divine Providence Province, the biritual privilege so that he may assist with work at the Parish of the Byzantine-Slavic rite in Kostomloty (Poland):

November 4, 2006

 

ratification of the Acts of the Provincial Chapter of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province in the U.S.;

November 10, 2006

 

nomination of Fr. Piotr Smolinski, M.I.C. the General Archivist of the Congregation of Marians with the duty (among others) of preparing a catalogue of archival documents in an electronic format.

December 1, 2006

 

signing of an agreement regulating Fr. Zdzislaw Zywica, M.I.C.'s legal status in the community of Foyer de Charité

December 11, 2006

 

imposing exclaustration for the period of one year upon Fr. José Carlos Sousa, M.I.C., member of the Portuguese Vicariate;

December 14, 2006

 

closing down of the religious house in Panevezys in the Lithuanian Province;

January 10, 2007

 

prolongation of Fr. Krzysztof Paczos, M.I.C.'s stay outside the religious house until July 11, 2007;

February 2, 2007

 

suppression of the Lithuanian Province and installation in its place of the General Vicariate under the patronage of St. George;

February 2, 2007

 

appointing of the government for the Lithuanian Vicariate (Vicariate Superior - Fr. Vytautas Brilius, M.I.C.; I Councilor - Fr. Tomas Miliauskas, M.I.C.; II Councilor - Fr. Andrius Sidlauskas, M.I.C.);

February 8, 2007

 

permission to re-enter the Brazilian Province of our Congregation granted to the candidate Marcio Roberto dos Santos without obligation of repeating the novitiate;

February 23, 2007

 

transfer of Fr. Pawel Chudzik, M.I.C. from the Polish Province to the Lithuanian Vicariate.

March 12, 2007

 

approval of the Statutes of the Vicariate St. George in Lithuania

March 12, 2007

 

ratification of the reports on the managing of the material goods by the following Congregational entities: the Lithuanian Province, the Brazilian Province, the Ukrainian Vicariate, the Portuguese Vicariate, the Religious House in Nyakinama (Rwanda), the Residence in Kibeho (Rwanda), the Residence in Adelaide (Australia), the Residence in Melbourne (Australia), the General Postulator, the General Archivist

May 7, 2007

 

decision to impose a minimum of 1% taxation on all leagally established Congregation's entities for a three-year period (2008-2010) to be payable on behalf of our new missions in Asia as a vote of thanksgiving for the Beatification of Fr. Stanislaus Papczyński and the 100th Anniversary of Renewal of our Congregation by Bl. George Matulatis-Matulewicz. This decision was made upon receiving the support of the Major Superiors at their meeting in Rome.

May 7, 2007

 

ratification of the reports on the managing of the material goods by the following Congregational entities: the Divine Providence Province in Poland, St. George's Vicariate in Lithuania, the General Promoter of the Association of Marian Helpers

May 7, 2007

 

decision to support the petition of Fr. Krzysztof, MIC, member of the Divine Providence Province in Poland, for an indult to leave the Congregation

May 11, 2007

 

granting Fr. Darius Davainis, MIC, member of St. George's Vicariate in Lithuania, an indult of exclaustration for three years

June 27, 2007

 

refusal to support Fr. Anthony Latawiec, MIC's petition for an indult to leave the Congregation

June 28, 2007

 

Fr. Andrzej Gorczyca, MIC's transfer from the Divine Providence Province in Poland to the B.V.M, Mother of Mercy Province in the U.S.

June 28, 2007

 

ratification of the report on the managing of the material goods of the Roman House

July 2, 2007

 

permission granted to the seminarian from Cameroon, Br. Yves Oumarou, to renew his religious vows

July 2, 2007

 

Brother Lukasz Latawiec, MIC's transfer from the Divine Providence Province in Poland to the Marian Mission in Rwanda

July 2, 2007

 

permission to sell the Congregation's property at 18 Armino Street in Marijampole in order to defer the cost of renovations on the Marijampole Monastery

July 4, 2007

 

appointing Fr. Piotr Smolinksi, MIC the General Government's representative in all matters related to the beatification process of the Martyrs of the Communist regime (Frs. Fabian Abrantowicz, MIC, Andrzej Cikoto, MIC, and Janis Mendriks, MIC)

July 9, 2007

 

revoking Fr. Wojciech Skora, MIC from the office of Postulator General, as of October 1, 2007

July 9, 2007

 

nominating Fr. Andrzej Pakula, MIC to the office of Postulator General, as of October 1, 2007

July 20, 2007

 

permission granted to Deacon Eduardo Esteves Novo of the Portuguese Vicariate to receive priestly ordination

July 24, 2007

 

three Marian seminarians from the Rwandan mission - Jean-Baptiste Gahereri, Alexandre Gasigwa, and Dominique Iyamuremye were allowed to renew their vows.

July 24, 2007

 

Fr. Jaroslaw Gamrot, MIC was granted an indult of exclaustration for one year.

September 1, 2007

 

Fr. Remigijus Gaidys, MIC's petition for an indult to leave the Congregation granted.

September 1, 2007

 

The financial reports and preliminary budgets of the following: the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province, the General Curia, and the General Promoter of the Mission in the East were approved.

September 3, 2007

 

Fr. Jan Babicki, MIC was granted an indult of exclaustration for one year.

November 29, 2007

 

A decision was made to open the Marian Mission in Philippines as a Votive of Thanksgiving for the gift of the Beatification of the Marian Founder.

November 29, 2007

 

A decision was made to suppress the Residence in Melbourne-Kew as of December 25, 2007.

November 29, 2007

 

Regulations for the Rwandan Mission were ratified.

November 29, 2007

 

The Statutes for the Ukrainian Vicariate were ratified.

November 29, 2007

 

Fr. Petras Kavaliauskas, MIC's petition for an indult to leave the Congregation was granted.

November 29, 2007

 

A decision to suppress as of December 31, 2007, the Religious House in Chicago III (the mission for the Latvians) belonging to the Latvian Province of St. Theresa of Infant Jesus was made.

November 29, 2007

 

Fr. Mariusz Jarzabek, MIC, was transferred from the Divine Providence Province to the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province in view of his possible departure to the missions in Asia.

November 30, 2007

 

Yves Oumarou, MIC, a seminarian from the mission in Cameroon was given permission to receive the Ministry of Lector.

December 3, 2007

 

A decision allowing Fr. Boguslaw Czupryna to re-enter the Congregation was made in accordance with can. 690 §1 of the CCL.

December 7, 2007

 

Fr. Bogdan Zielinski, MIC, was granted an indult of exclaustration for one year.

December 8, 2007

 

Br. Waldemar Karpuk, MIC, was transferred to the Religious House in Rome.

December 8, 2007

 

Br. Waldemar Karpuk, MIC, was nominated the Director of the Library and Documentation Center of the Lives and Works of the Congregation of Marians.

December 25, 2007

 

the Archmandrite George Brianchaninoff, MIC, was transferred from his former Residence - Center for the Russians of Eastern Rite - to the St. Joseph's Nursing Home for Priests run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Northcote (Australia).

February 4, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Grzegorz Leszczyk, MIC, the Vocation Director for the Marian Mission in Rwanda.

February 6, 2008

 

decided to sell Fawley Court.

February 7, 2008

 

sent Fr. Boguslaw Gil, MIC, to study dogmatic theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

February 19, 2008

 

allowed cleric Konstyantyn Vasylenko, MIC, member of the Ukrainian Vicariate to be ordained a deacon.

February 19, 2008

 

allowed cleric João Carlos Roma Leite Rodrigues, MIC, member of the Portuguese Vicariate, to be ordained a deacon.

April 19, 2008

 

transferred Fr. Klaudiusz Rokicki, MIC, to the B.V.M. Mother of Mercy Province in the U.S.

May 10, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Grzegorz Leszczyk, MIC, the spiritual director and confessor of the Marian clerics in Rwanda, as of September 20, 2008.

May 10, 2008

 

granted a one-year exclaustration to Fr. Marek Jarosz, MIC, member of the Divine Providence Province in Poland, as of July 1, 2008.

May 10, 2008

 

appointed the government of the Ukrainian Vicariate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Fr. Pavlo Ostrivskiy – the Vicariate Superior, Fr. Victor Lutkovskiy, MIC – first councilor; Fr. Yuriy Ziminskiy, MIC – second councilor.

May 10, 2008

 

extended Fr. Andrzej Tokarczyk, MIC’s term in the office of the Postulancy Moderator for the next three years.

May 13, 2008

 

extended Fr. Marek Ciebien, MIC’s term in the office of the Novice Master for the next three years.

May 18, 2008

 

installed a residence in El Salvador, Philippines, under the Superior General’s direct jurisdiction.

May 18, 2008

 

transferred Fr. Jan Migacz, MIC, to the residence in El Salvador and appointing him the rector and treasurer of this residence, as of June 2, 2008.

May 18, 2008

 

transferred Fr. Walerian Pozniak, MIC to the residence in El Salvador as of June 2, 2008.

May 18, 2008

 

transferred Fr. Mariusz Jarzabek, MIC to the residence in El Salvador as of June 2, 2008.

May 24, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Andrzej Tokarczyk, MIC, the Prefect of Marian clerics in Rwanda, as of June 2, 2008.

May 24, 2008

 

transferred Fr. Piotr Wojtonis, MIC from the Divine Providence Province in Poland to the St. George Vicariate in Lithuania, as of August 25, 2008.

May 24, 2008

 

delegated the Superior of the Divine Providence Province, Fr. Pawel Naumowicz, MIC, as the co-visitator for conducting the canonical visitation in Cameroon along with the Superior General on July 14–August 6, 2008.

May 25, 2008

 

allowed the acolyte Nikolai Byelichev, member of the Ukrainian Vicariate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to be ordained a deacon.

July 11, 2008

 

appointed the government of St. George Vicariate in Lithuania: Fr. Vytautas Brilius, MIC – the Vicariate Superior with the right to use the title of the Provincial; Fr. Andrius Sidlauskas, MIC – first councilor; Fr. Tomas Miliauskas, MIC – second councilor.

July 11, 2008

 

ratified the documents of the Divine Providence Province’s Chapter, celebrated in Lichen on March 31–April 5, 2008.

July 11, 2008

 

granted the dispensation to Fr. Wojciech Jasinski, MIC, and Fr. Krzysztof Erdzik, MIC, for a third term in the office of the local superior of the same place.

July 12, 2008

 

ratified the financial report of the General Promoter of the Association of Marian Helpers.

August 19, 2008

 

allowed the following to make their first vows: Augustin Cyrille Bounoungou Enyegue of the Cameroon Mission; Justin Habinama Tabaro, Jean Lubanga, and Jean-Pierre Rwamisare of the Rwandan Mission.

September 1, 2008

 

suppressed the religious house in Vilgertshofen in Germany, formerly belonging to the Divine Providence Province.

September 1, 2008

 

supported Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC’s petition for prolonging his indult of bi-ritualism.

September 2, 2008

 

allowed the cleric Yves Oumarou, MIC, of the Cameroon Mission, to renew his temporary vows.

September 9, 2008

 

sent the following newly professed to the Diocesan Seminary in Kabgay, Rwanda, to study philosopy: Augustin Cyrille Bounoungou Eyegue, MIC; Justin Habinama Tabaro, MIC, Jean Lubanga, MIC, and Jean-Pierre Rwamisare, MIC.

September 16, 2008

 

installed a religious house under the title of Blessed Stanislaus Papczyński at Marianki, in Gora Kalwaria.

September 16, 2008

 

convoked the General Convention in Rome on December 4-8, 2008.

September 16, 2008

 

installed a residence in Ngoya, Cameroon, being under the jurisdiction of the House in Atok, Cameroon.

September 16, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Grzegorz Mylek, MIC, the Ngoya residence superior.

September 16, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Grzegorz Mylek, MIC, Prefect of the Marian clerics in Cameroon.

September 16, 2008

 

decided to transfer the following clerics to the residence in Ngoya: Yves Oumarou, MIC (of Cameroon), Alexandre Gasigwa, MIC (of Rwanda), and Dominique Iamuremye, MIC (of Rwanda), as of September 30, 2008.

September 18, 2008

 

gave consent to take actions towards alienating the property in Hereford, Great Britain.

October 7, 2008

 

appointed the government of the Portuguese Vicariate of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God: Fr. Basileu dos Anjos Pires, MIC – the Vicariate Superior; Fr. Kazimierz Komor, MIC – first councilor; Fr. Jovanete Paulo Vieira, MIC – second councilor.

October 7, 2008

 

installed the novitiate at Gorodok, in the Ukrainian Vicariate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

October 24, 2008

 

installed a religious house under the title of Bl. Stanislaus Papczyński in Daugavpils, Latvia.

November 25, 2008

 

the seminarian Yves Oumarou, MIC, a member of the Cameroon Mission, was accepted to receive the ministry of acolyte;

November 25, 2008

 

Fr. Walerian Poźniak, MIC, was nominated the Philippines Postulancy Moderator;

December 10, 2008

 

Brother Albin Milewski, MIC, was transferred from the BVM, Mother of Mercy Province, to the Divine Providence Province as of January 1, 2009;

December 10, 2008

 

Fr. Władysław Ciągło, MIC, was transferred from the Divine Providence Province to the BVM, Mother of Mercy Province as of January 1, 2009;

December 12, 2008

 

a major renovation of the General House is planned for 2009. Frequent plumbing problems endanger the proper functioning of the General House. Old and uneconomical boilers must be replaced immediately. The General Government will petition the Divine Providence Province for financing for the repair work.


II. Superior General Decisions made after hearing the General Council's advice

August 3, 2005

 

Decision to commission two images of Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński to be painted in anticipation of his impending beatification.

August 3, 2005

 

Financial assistance for repairs to the novitiate house in Barra Santa Salete, State of Paranà, in the amount of $20,000 (from the Provincial Formation Funds) granted to the Brazilian Province in response to request from the Administration of the same Province.

October 3, 2005

 

convocation of the Committee in charge of preparations for the beatification of Father Founder, Blessed Stanislaus Papczyński.

December 5, 2005

 

Nomination of Fr. Janusz Kumala as the person in charge of creating a program of preparations and celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the Renewal of the Congregation.

December 5, 2005

 

convocation of the Committee for the Charism of the Congregation, consisting of: Fr. Janusz Kumala - chairman and Frs. Mark Garrow, Marian Pisarzak, Basileu Pires dos Anjos, Eduardo Alvarez, and Jair Batista de Souza - members.

December 5, 2005

 

prolongation of Fr. George Brianchaninoff's stay in Australia.

December 28, 2005

 

placement of mosaic portraits of Father Founder and all Marian Blesseds in the Roman House Chapel.

February 25, 2006

 

nomination of members of the Marian Institute of History and Spirituality: Fr. Janusz Kumala - chairman and Frs. Jan Bukowicz, Marek Ciebien, Pawel Chudzik, Kazimierz Krzyzanowski, Waclaw Makos, Basileu Pires dos Anjos, Marian Pisarzak, Tadeusz Rogalewski, Jonas Silva, Krzysztof Trojan, and Dn. Kazimierz Gorski - members.

June 23, 2006

 

ratification of the draft of the program of jubilee celebrations prepared by Fr. Janusz Kumala, M.I.C. The draft will be sent to all Provincial Superiors for consultation;

September 1, 2006

 

ratification of the program of the Marians' preparations for the beatification of the Servant of God, Fr. Stanislaus Papczyński, created under the supervision of Fr. Andrzej Pakula, M.I.C. As part of those preparations, each Marian will be provided with materials for individual meditations, spiritual readings, and the holding of monthly days of recollection. These materials are based on the Documents of the Church on the Religious Life and the writings of Fr. Stanislaus Papczyński;

November 3, 2006

 

decision to close down on December 31, 2007, the Mission for Latvian Immigrants in Chicago (U.S.) in view of the opening of a new pastoral station in Daugavpils (Latvia) by the Latvian Province;

November 3, 2006

 

definition of the character of the Roman House Library and the decision to put it in order and to prepare an electronic catalogue. The General Curia's Library shall contain the following publications: books and articles relating to our Congregation in all languages used by us; books and articles written by the Marians; publications written only for internal purposes of the Congregation; encyclopedias and dictionaries; basic materials of dogmatic theology, theology of spirituality, eschatology, mariology, canon law, and theology of religious life; documents of the Church;

November 3, 2006

 

admittance to postulancy of two candidates from Cameroon: Zachary Mgbamine Sarre and Augustine Cyrille Bounoungou Enyegue. They will make the postulancy in Rwanda;

November 9, 2006

 

decision to include as a Vice-Postulator in the Canonization Process for Blessed George, a representative of the Congregation of Sisters of the Poor, founded by Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz;

November 13, 2006

 

signing of the agreement with the Superior General of Foyer de Charité, Fr. B. Michon, regulating the principles of Fr. Zdzislaw Zywica, M.I.C.’s work and residency at the Retreat Center in Remera-Ruhondo (Rwanda) in accordance with our Constitutions and Directory.

December 27, 2006

 

transfer of Fr. Yury Ziminskyi, M.I.C. from the religious house in Kharkiv (Ukraine) to the religious house in Lichen (Poland) while preserving his membership in the Ukrainian Vicariate;

March 12, 2007

 

ratification of the Statutes of the General Curia Library in Rome

March 13, 2007

 

refusal to grant permission to the temporary professed member, Rondinelli di Oliveira, member of the the Divine Mercy Province in Brazil, to leave the Congregation while his temporary vows are still in effect

April 16, 2007

 

sending Deacon Eduardo Esteves Novo, member of the Portuguese Vicariate, to undergo a three-month pastoral and formation internship n the Divine Mercy Province in Brazil

May 7, 2007

 

preliminary decision to open a new mission (missions) in Asia as a vote of thanksgiving for the gift of the Beatification of our Founder

May 20, 2007

 

permission granted to Fr. Franciszek Filipiec, MIC to participate in the Divine Mercy Congress in April of 2008 in Rome

June 28, 2007

 

sending Fr. Czeslaw Szymanski to work in the Ukraine

July 2, 2007

 

sending the seminarian of the Portuguese Vicariate, Armindo Rodrigues, to Brazil for a two-year formation and pastoral internship

September 1, 2007

 

Fr. Andrzej Tokarczyk, MIC, was given permission to complete a formation course in France from January-June 2008. Father Tokarczyk serves as the Moderator of Postulants in Rwanda.

November 29, 2007

 

Fr. Andrzej Pakula, MIC, was released from his duties as co-editor of the MIC Information.

November 29, 2007

 

Fr. Rafal Zalewski, MIC, was nominated the co-editor of the MIC Information.

December 7, 2007

 

Fr. Mark Baron nominated member of the General Liturgical Committee (following the death of Fr. Mark Garrow, MIC).

July 11, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Jan Kosmowski, MIC, and Fr. Piotr Smolinski, MIC, members of the Institute of History and Spirituality of the Congregation of Marian Fathers.

July 11, 2008

 

admitted the following candidates into the postulancy in Rwanda: Jean-Baptiste Bimenyimana (of Rwanda); Emmanuel Habumuremyi (of Rwanda); Valens Hakuzimana (of Rwanda); Marius de Marie Machumi Zandi (of Congo); Adrien Mugabushaka (of Rwanda); Evarist Ndabagoragora (of Rwanda); Noël Rutayisire (of Rwanda).

September 16, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Grzegorz Mylek, MIC, local Vocation Director.

September 16, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Franciszek Filipiec, MIC, local Vocation Director.

November 25, 2008

 

the Postulancy of the Marian Fathers’ Mission in Philippines was installed in El Salvador;

November 25, 2008

 

Bartolome Lapus (a Filipino) was accepted to the Philippines Postulancy.


III. Other important decisions of the Superior General

April 2, 2005

 

Validation of Fr. Jair Sousa Batista, MIC in the office of the Brazilian Province Superior, and Fr. Jozef Tomaszko, MIC - in the Provincial Vicar of the same Province.

April 12, 2005

 

Validation of Fr. Pawel Naumowicz, MIC in the office of the Polish Province Superior and Fr. Eugeniusz Zarzeczny, MIC - the Provincial Vicar of the same Province.

April 15, 2005

 

Validation of Fr. Vytautas Brilius, MIC in the office of the Lithuanian Provincial Superior.

April 23, 2005

 

Validation of Fr. Tomas Miliauskas, MIC in the office of the Provincial Vicar of the Lithuanian Province (upon receipt of the dispensation of the Holy See).

June 1, 2005

 

Validation of Fr. Pavils Zeila, MIC in the office of the Latvian Provincial Superior and Fr. Jazeps Sitnieks, MIC - the Provincial Vicar of the said Province.

June 2, 2005

 

Permission granted to Fr. Z. Pilat, MIC the General Secretary, to conduct during the first term courses on Canon Law at the Marian Major Seminary in Lublin. This will entail three one-week trips to Lublin.

December 1, 2005

 

Nomination of Fr. Zdzislaw Zywica the spiritual director and confessor of the Marian novices in Rwanda.

December 12, 2005

 

the agreement was signed between the Congregation of Marian Fathers and the Diocese of Ruhengeri in Rwanda regarding the Marians' service in Nyakinama (parish and formation house).

June 24, 2006

 

consent given to conduct classes at the Marian Major Seminary to Fr. Andrzej Pakula, M.I.C. (on the Theology of Marian Spirituality) and to Fr. Zbigniew Pilat, M.I.C. (on Canon Law);

September 1, 2006

 

Delegation of Fr. Joseph Roesch, M.I.C., General Councilor, to conduct the general visitation in Argentina from October 7-13, 2006;

September 1, 2006

 

Delegation of Fr. Marek Szczepaniak, M.I.C., Vicar General, to conduct the general visitation in Germany from November 8-26, 2006, along with Fr. Piotr Fedorowicz, M.I.C., General Treasurer;

September 1, 2006

 

Delegation of Fr. Andrzej Szostek, M.I.C., General Councilor, to conduct the general visitation in England from January 25-31, 2007;

October 25, 2006

 

confirmation of Fr. Mark Garrow, M.I.C.'s election to the office of the Provincial Superior of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province in the U.S.;

October 25, 2006

 

confirmation of Fr. Daniel Cambra, M.I.C.'s election to the office of the Vicar Provincial of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province in the U.S.

November 11, 2006

 

delegating Fr. Leszek Czelusniak, M.I.C. to liturgically receive candidates into the postulancy from Rwanda and Cameroon;

January 27, 2007

 

decision to convoke a meeting of the Provincial and Vicariate Superiors regarding preparations for the Beatification in Rome on March 8-10, 2007;

February 2, 2007

 

decision to receive in Rome for the period of his Doctoral studies, Br. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C., a seminarian from the American Province.

March 12, 2007

 

entrusting Fr. Zdzislaw Zywic, MIC with the task of conducting four series of retreats for the Marians in Poland, Brazil, and the U.S. about Fr. Stanislaw Papczyński;

March 12, 2007

 

appointing the date of a ceremony of thanksgivings for the beatification of Father Founder at the Roman House as December 5, 2007;

April 25, 2007

 

accepting back into the Congregation Fr. Victor Incarona, MIC, member of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province, by virtue of canon No. 684, §2.

October 25, 2007

 

Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC's election as the Vicar of the B.V.M., Mother of Mercy Province was ratified in accordance to D 277 (in following of the death of Fr. Mark Garrow, MIC).

December 5, 2007

 

Fr. Rafal Zalewski, MIC, was given permission to make a one-month internship at the Polish Section of Vatican Radio.

December 7, 2007

 

Fr. Maciej Zachara, MIC, was nominated the Vice-Chair of the Liturgical Committee (following the death of Fr. Mark Garrow, MIC).

March 12, 2008

 

appointed Fr. Wojciech Skora, MIC, Custodian of Bl. Stanislaus Papczyński’s relics.


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