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Marian Vocations
"I couldn't live without God."

by Br. Albin Milewski, MIC


Nearly 50 years ago, while in training for a technical job, I realized that I couldn't live without God. Now, as Secretary of Marian Missions in Stockbridge, MA, I help our Marian missionaries worldwide share the good news that God is very much alive!

Right out of high school in 1952 in Poland, I looked forward to working in a factory making jets. But, when I arrived for training, I found myself in a new city built by the communists without any churches.

Having grown up in a devout Catholic home, I knew that I couldn't live in such a community without God. Realizing that, I began to feel the call to religious life and contacted various orders. I was devoted to the Blessed Mother and wrote to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in Warsaw. They answered my letter right away.

So, I ended up joining the Marians right after my factory training. And for me, the call was very strong, like a couple falling in love. That commitment was then tested. Just two months shy of making my first vows, I had to serve a tour of duty in the Polish army. By God's grace, my faith remained strong and I returned to the Marians afterwards, making my first vows on Feb. 2, 1957. "Better late than never," I like to say.

Now, I have served as a brother in the U.S. for a number of years and just celebrated the 45th anniversary of my religious profession. As I look back on my life, God's word comes to mind: "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act" (Ps 37:5).

-- Br. Albin Milewski, MIC


Dear Marian Friends,

Brother Albin's vocation story is a powerful testimony that shows
God's love is greater than human tyranny. We are so blessed to enjoy religious freedom here in America.

If you want to live your life for God and are a young man considering a religious vocation, I'd enjoy talking with you about attending one of the "Come & See Weekends" in Steubenville, OH, tentatively scheduled for March 1-3 and March 22-24.

You also may contact me to request our free information about life as a Marian priest or brother.

In Mary Immaculate,

Fr. David Lord, MIC, Vocation Director
Marians of the Immaculate Conception
515 Belleview Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952


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