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Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczy ń ski was born on May 18, 1631, in Podegrodzie. After finishing his courses in Jesuit and Piarist Colleges, he joined the Pi- arist Order in 1654. Ordained to the priest- hood in 1661, he became famous as a gifted educator of youth, illustrious preacher, wise spiritual director, and also as an author of works on spirituality and rhetoric. In 1673 Fr. Stanislaus founded the first Marian monastery in Puszcza Korabiewska, known today as Puszcza Maria ń ska. He was the first to found in the Church a male Order dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nearly two centuries before the proclamation of this dogma. To his new Congregation he as- signed three goals: promulgation of devotion to the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M., prayerful assistance to Poor Souls in Purgatory, and pastoral ministry, especially among people lacking pastoral guidance. He died in the opinion of holiness on September 17, 1701, in Góra Kalwaria near Warsaw. His remains were laid to rest at the Church of the Cenacle of Our Lord. On September 16, 2007, the Church proclaimed him Blessed. F ROM “T HE C RUCIFIED O RATOR ” BY B LESSED S TANISLAUS P APCZY ń SKI My Christian, listen to your Master and Leader speaking from the pulpit of the Cross. […] He asks for forgiveness of both the punishment and the guilt […] He begs pardon] for those who betrayed Him, took captive, chained, dragged, mocked, scourged […] O immeasurable depth of clemency and mercy! Sinner, look what an excellent example of loving enemies He gives you! He did all that for your own good! Cast out at once from your heart the resentment that you hold against your adversary or your enemy, and the most merciful God, who gazes upon you with greatest kindness, will grant you the forgiveness of all your sins and will fill you with an abundance of His grace. […] O the happiest man, through love of enemies you obtain forgiveness of sins and you are adopted as a son of God, also! More information about Blessed Stanislaus Papczy ń ski is available at: www.stanislawpapczynski.org

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