Marian Helper Spring 2024

AMH Director/Publisher: Father Mark Baron, MIC — “Father Joseph, MIC” Executive Editor: Dr. Joe McAleer Designer: Andrew Leeco Writer, assistant editor: Chris Sparks AMH General Promoter: Br. Andrew R. Mączyński, MIC Vol. 81, No. 1 Spring 2024 8 Completed pass Mission Statement Marian Helper is intended to serve members of the Association of Marian Helpers (AMH), a spiritual benefit society of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The magazine seeks to provide spiritual nourishment, education about the Catholic faith, and information about the mission and good works of the Marians. It also provides information about Association services and presents opportunities to support the mission and good works of the Congregation. Marian Helper is published quarterly by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. It is sent free of charge to active members of the Association. Printed in the USA with ecclesiastical approval. Copyright © 2024 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. All rights reserved. Send all correspondence to: Association of Marian Helpers, Editorial Dept., Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263. Email: [email protected] Website: Since the founding of the Association of Marian Helpers in 1944, Marian priests and brothers have served as directors and held the honorary title of “Father Joseph, MIC.” The ball has now been passed for the 21st time from the Very Rev. Chris Alar, MIC, to Fr. Mark Baron, MIC, as a busy pilgrimage season begins on Eden Hill. 3 Father Joseph Writes 4 Marian Helpers in Action 6 Father Joseph’s Picks 7 Notes from Rome 31 Outstanding Helpers 33 Graces Received 36 From the Vaults Departments For the first time, a father, mother, and all seven children have been beatified together. A family of martyrs Watching with Jesus 17 Father Peter Kieniewicz, MIC, asks us: How much time do we spend in prayer? Father Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC, introduces Inspectio Cordis, a new weekly web series. ‘This dog can bark but cannot bite’ 14 Prepare for the holy season of Lent with a new daily devotional from Marian Press. Be ‘transformed’ this Lent 16 22 Follow Joseph! 18 As his feast day approaches, the foster father of Jesus remains a powerful intercessor. The Apostle of the Eucharist Get to know St. Peter Julian Eymard in a dynamic new book by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. 20 Page Prayers and donations from Marian Helpers have given hope to those in the crossfire. Ukraine, two years later 25 Susan B. Anthony and the Marian Fathers have more in common than you might think. Adams connections 26 11 Final Vows 12 Divine Mercy Weekend 13 Capital Campaign 24 Healthcare Conference Around the world in 180 days by an intrepid Marian Helper seeking holy places and shrines. Pilgrimage of a lifetime 28