With friends, family, and fellow Marians looking on in a standing-room-only Shrine, Benancio Bobadilla, Nicholas Riccardi, Stephen Murphy, Stephen Castellano, and Fr. Fidele Malanga professed the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is a fraternal community of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. In America, the members of the Congregation are perhaps best known for their work promoting the message of Divine Mercy from Stockbridge, Massachusetts. They are also known for their devotion to Mary Immaculate, dedication to praying for the poor souls in Purgatory, and active service to the Church.