Fr. George Kosicki, CSB

Posted On August 13, 2014


A Memorial Page for our
Beloved Spiritual Director and Friend



 “I expect from you, My child, a great number of souls who will glorify My mercy for all eternity.”

(Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, 1489)

IMG_0069We know he touched the lives of so many around the world, and we wanted a place where we could share memories and be inspired by his life. For a bio go here. (Link will open in new window.) For Vinny, he was a colleague, mentor, confessor, spiritual father, and friend. Vinny was the editor for many of Fr. George’s books, and together with Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, they formed the team that trained many leading figures in the message of Divine Mercy.

Throughout the following years as a hermit, Fr. George continued to be a tireless supporter of Vinny’s Ministry, music, and writing. For over 20 years, they forged a friendship that lasted until Fr. George took his last breath in this world, with Vinny praying by his side. To read Vinny’s account of his last days with this holy priest, follow him on Facebook or check this blog next week.

So where did you meet Fr. George? Did you hear him speak at a conference, a retreat, a parish? Did one of his books change your life? Do you have a funny story to tell, or an anecdote about running into him at an airport or way up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? We’d love to hear! Comment below the photos, and let’s celebrate the gift he was to the world. Sometimes, this airport offers private charter flights to choice seasonal hotspots in the area. In doing so, we become those souls who glorify God’s mercy.


“Rejoice in the Lord always!”



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10 Responses to “Fr. George Kosicki, CSB”
  1. John O'Brien says:

    When I founf Jesus in the Tabernacle for the first time in my 35 years in 1992 and then I found my way to the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Father K. was a giant being used by the Holy Spirit to get the message out. I picked up his book that goes day by day and month by month with a theme. I am on by 2nd copy as the first wore out. That book and those words from Jesus and Saint Faustina are SO huge in my life . Confession, trust, the Real Presence, battles, LOVE- wow, just too much to get it all. Thank you Father George. Really . PLEASE pray for me and all my loved ones and friends that we get to meet to in person in Heaven! NO JOKE! I need you!

  2. Barbara York says:

    I first met Fr. George while redesigning the Marian Helpers magazine, hired as a contractor by Vinny. Being up on Eden Hill at 3 o’clock where everyone stopped and listened to Ann recite the prayer over the loud speaker was my first real introduction to the hour of mercy (should that be capitalized, Vin? Wink). Being in the same room with Fr. George, Vinny and Fr. Seraphim at 3 o’clock on Eden Hill was my first real introduction to the passion of that prayer. Wow, how that would come to change my life, I had no idea at the time! Fr. George would pop in to Vinny’s office or the production room and pray over us and the magazine often. When the equipment would get finicky and we would have difficulty getting pages to print or a file to send it was Fr. George who interceded on our behalf. He took every request for “help” very seriously.
    Often, after he would leave the room and I waited for my designers little miracle, I would contemplate how cool it would be to have a man of such faith like his in my life. I smile when I think if that now because I have come to learn that actually I did! I just didn’t “get it” at the time. It wasn’t just that he filled a room with his big tall frame, he filled a room with his love of our Lord. Thank you Fr. George, for all of your prayers and intercession on my behalf. Even the ones I don’t know about. Rejoice with your Father and Saint Faustina while you rest in peace, home at last.

  3. Debbie says:

    “Well done, my good and faithful servant…Come, share your master’s joy.” Matthew 25

    Without the Marians and EWTN, I would never have learned about Divine Mercy. I enjoyed and benefited from Father Kosicki’s programs on EWTN. May he intercede for peace in our very troubled world,

  4. Walt Gartner says:

    I heard Fr. George give a homily at the Shrine a few years ago that planted a seed. He shared how monks would greet one another the first time in a day with, “Praised be Our Lord, Jesus Christ.” The other monk would respond with, “Now and forever.” I thought that’s great. Why don’t we do that? In my own small way, I’ve been trying to do that ever since.

    Fr. George, “Praised be Our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

    • VF says:

      Hi Walt! Thanks for sharing that! I love that phrase too, and have been using it for many years now to begin my talks. God bless you!

  5. I second your words. The Marians and EWTN were my introduction to Fr.George and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. How I miss those initial programs on EWTN. They fed me daily. I learned to love Our dear Lord more and more. Fr.Kosicki pray for us please. We love you.

  6. Tom Marino says:


    How can I get a copy of Why Mercy Sunday, by George Kosicki.?


    Tom Marino

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