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AMH D

irector

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ublisher

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC

“Father Joseph, MIC”

E

xecutive

E

ditor

Felix Carroll

D

esigner

Andrew Leeco

W

riters

Chris Sparks, Joan Lamar, Melanie Williams

AMH G

eneral

P

romoter

Br. Andrew R. Maczynski, MIC

M

ission

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tatement

M

arian

H

elper

is intended to serve members of th

e Association of Marian Helpers (AMH),

a spiritual benefit society of

th

e Marian Fathers o

f 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.

M

arian

H

elper

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 © 2016

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

: editorial@marian.org

website:

marian.org 3 Father Joseph Writes 4 Marian Helpers in Action 6 Father Joseph’s Picks 7 Notes from Rome 26 In the News 28 New Evangelization 31 Outstanding Helpers 33 Graces Received 36 From Our Archives

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And let it begin with me

The Marian Fathers make a clarion call as we approach the 100

th

anniversary of Mary’s apparitions in Fatima. Ladies, gentlemen, boys,

and girls, we have work to do.

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For those who struggle with following Christ’s call to trust and surrender our fears,

meet a family who shows how it’s done.

Where’s the faith?

A diocese in the heart of the most “post-Christian” region in the country takes stock and

opens doors at the conclusion of this Jubilee Year.

Held in trust 24

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epartments

Page Freedom has many forms

We asked an inmate at New Hampshire State Prison to share what it means to be behind

bars during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Here is his surprising response.

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Earlier this year, staff at the Marian Helpers Center thumbed through a manuscript

submitted to Marian Press. No one could have imagined the wild road that lay ahead.

From Maine to Rome, via Calcutta 20 Let’s follow that star

The manger awaits our arrival this Christmas. Stepping from the shadows of 2016, what

can we present to the Child Jesus and Mother Mary?

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over photo by

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arie

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omagnano

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Vol. 71, No. 4 Winter 2016