Missions

As part of the Congregation's charism to go wherever the need is greatest, the Marians have a long history of missionary work. Most provinces have missionaries working in foreign lands -- whether it be in the African nations of Cameroon and Rwanda, former Soviet Republics of Eastern Europe, or the northern reaches of Alaska. The primary missions of the Congregation are in Brazil, Cameroon, and Rwanda. Please continue to keep the Marian missionaries in your prayers.

Also see: Generalate, Brazil, Cameroon, Rwanda

Brief history of the Marians’ African missions

1984 -- The arrival of the first three Marian missionaries in Rwanda (Fr. Francis Filipiec, MIC, Fr. Zdzislaw Zywica, MIC, and Fr. Thadeus Wyszomierski, MIC).

1986 -- The foundation of the Mwange parish in the northern part of Rwanda in the Ruhengeri diocese.

1987 -- The Mwange House was erected in Rwanda.

1989-1990 -- The arrival of the new missionaries (Fr. Marek Ciebien, MIC, Fr. Julian Sztuczka, MIC, Fr. Leszek Czelusniak, MIC, Fr. Ryszard Gorowski, MIC). The beginning of construction of three churches.

1993 -- Begin planning for a Marian spiritual training center in Kiebeho, in southern Rwanda, the place of the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Africa. Fr. Andrew Tokarczyk, MIC, arrived.

1994 -- The opening of the Boulogne-Billancourt Mission House in France with Fr. Marius Janiszewski, MIC, as Director.

1997 -- The creation of an African vicariate of Our Lady of the Confidence and the beginning of the formation of the first three Rwandans for the Congregation.

1997 -- The temporary closing of the Mission House occurred as a stronger commitment to the formation. The construction of the formation house in Nyakinama in the northern part of the country. The arrival of Fr. Ryszard Kusy, MIC, and Fr. Marius Janiszewski, MIC, in Rwanda.

1998 -- The six-month suspension of the mission in Rwanda, provoked by the war. The reopening of the Mission House in France occurred.

1999 -- The return to Rwanda. It was impossible to return to the Mwange parish, so the Marians re-established their house and parish at Nyakinama in Rwanda. The bishop of Nanterre, France, entrusts the parish of St. Benedict in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The Mission House is re-established there. A new mission in the diocese of Doume Abong Mbang in the southeast of Cameroon was created.

2001 -- The religious formation in Rwanda was restarted, the postulate in Nyakinama was opened, and Fr. L. Czelusniak, MIC, returned to Rwanda. The African Vicariate was terminated and two independent houses were established under the direct supervision of the Superior General and his council in Rome.

2002 -- The agreement with Bishop Misago regarding Marian service in Kibeho was renewed.

Marian Missions Around the World

  Brazil


ADRIANOPOLIS


Padres Marianos
Casa Paroquial
Cx.P. 01
CEP: 83.490-000 Adrianòpolis, PR
BRAZIL

tel./fax: (55-41) 3678-1267

BARRA SANTA SALETE


Padres Marianos
Cx.P. 02
CEP: 85.260-000 Barra Sta. Salete
mun. Manoel Ribas PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-43) 3435-13-74, r. 418

CURITIBA I - SÃO JORGE


Padres Marianos
Cx.P. 8968
CEP: 80.611-970 Curitiba, PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-41) 3229-2865
or: (55-41) 3345-7746
Curia Prov. fax.: (55-41) 3329-8757
www.marianos.org.br

Parish
tel.: (55-41) 3329-8662
fax: (55-41) 3345-6707
e-mail: caep@paroquiasaojorge.com.br

Seminary
tel.: (55-41) 3329-8719
or: (55-41) 3329-0352

CURITIBA II - SÃO RAFAEL


Padres Marianos
R. Darci Vargas 11
Cx.P. 22514
CEP: 81.320-990 Curitiba PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-41) 3288-3539 (rel. house)
tel./fax: (55-41) 3245-4898 (parish)

CURITIBA III - NOVO MUNDO


Padres Marianos
Cx.P. 8992
CEP: 80.611-970 Curitiba PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-41) 3246-4664

CURITIBA III - SANTUARIO


Padres Marianos
Cx.P. 8961
CEP: 80.611-970 Curitiba PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-41) 3348-2784 (Parish)

Apostolate of The Divine Mercy
Cx.P. 8971
CEP: 80.611-970 Curitiba, PR
BRAZIL

tel.: 3348-5043
fax: 3348-4303
e-mail: misericordia@marianos.org.br
www.marianos.org.br

MAFRA


Padri Mariani
Rua Ingracio Jose Correa, s/n
Vila Ivete, Cxa. P. 152
CEP: 89.300-000 Mafra, SC
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-47) 3642-8977
e-mail: vilaivete@diocesejlle.com.br

MONGAGUÁ


Padri Mariani
Av. Sao Paulo 1679
CEP: 11.090-000 Mongaguá, SP
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-13) 34-483-358
fax: (55-13) 34-485-532

MANOEL RIBAS


Padres Marianos
Cx.P. 62
CEP: 85.260-000 Manoel Ribas PR
BRAZIL

tel.: (55-43) 3435-1208 (Parish)

Minor Seminary
tel./fax: 3435-2266

RIO DE JANEIRO


Padres Marianos
Rua Ancora 107 - Cocota
CEP: 21.910-340 - Ilha do Governador
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
BRAZIL

tel./fax: (55-21) 2467-1404 (house)
tel.: (55-21) 3363-6973 (parish)
tel./fax: (55-21) 3396-5144
e-mail: ssebilharj@uol.com.br

TURVO


Padri Mariani
Casa Paroquial
Cx.P. 11
CEP: 85.150-000 Turvo, PR
BRAZIL

tel./fax: (55-42) 3642-1105
e-mail: paroquia@hacknet.com.br

  Cameroon


ATOK


Pères Mariens
Atok B.P. 38 Ayos
CAMEROUN
AFRIQUE

www.misericordedivine.org

NGOYA


Pères Mariens
B.P. 3350 Yaoundé-Messa
CAMEROUN
AFRIQUE

  Rwanda


KIBEHO


Pères Mariens
B.P. 4541 Kigali
Rwanda
AFRIQUE

www.kibeho-cana.org

NYAKINAMA


Pères Mariens
B.P. 87 Kigali
Rwanda
AFRIQUE

tel.: (250) 547-151
fax: (250) 546-148 (Dioceasan Curia)
email: micnyakinama@yahoo.fr