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Fr. Julian Szumilo – 60th priesthood jubilee

Being born in January 1924 Fr. Julian Szumilo CM is the oldest Confrere in the Province of New England and one of the oldest in all three Vincentian Provinces in the United States. This week Fr. “Jules” celebrates Diamond Jubilee of his priesthood. Almost half of these six decades he served as vicar [...]

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Fr. John Sledziona – 40 years of priesthood

From very first days of his Vincentian priesthood he dedicated his life and vocation into teaching on various levels and taking care of continuing formation of clergy – following the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and early Priests of the Mission – either as young priest completing his educational skill, rector of [...]

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Fr. Edmund Gutowski – 50 years of priesthood

1960 was rich in various events: U2 plane was shot down over Soviet Union’s territory; seventy million people watched debate between J.F.Kennedy and R. Nixon, olympic games were held in Squaw Velley (winter) and Rome (summer). And the Vincentian community observed 300th anniversary of death of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Stanislaus Kostka [...]

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Fr. Waclaw Hlond – priest for 55 years

It was May 15, 1955. Deacon Wacław A. HŁOND CM and two his other Confreres received priesthood ordinations in the Province of Poland of the Congregation of the Mission in Krakow. Times were hard those days in the country. Europe behind Iron Curtain looked much different from the other part of the continent [...]

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