For oneself, I have learned in life to reach the highest peak, you must fall first to the lowest ground. This way, in order to triumph, whether personal, business or spiritual, you come through this in humbleness, gratitude and with great affection. Most of all, hardships or lack thereof, aids in attaining wisdom and patience that comes after.
As a Greek Orthodox Christian, I was educated in the Theological virtues: love, hope and faith as defined by Saint Paul and love being the greatest of them all. Without love, life seems meaningless as a gritty and tasteless water fountain.
For another, perfection as a saint is a life goal, as noted in the New Testament, Mathew 5:48, be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. For one such man, God has had a profound impact on his life and family, Dr. Brian Kiczek, D.C. or affectionately known as the Rosary Doctor.
Dr. Kiczek resides and works in a disadvantaged area of Passaic County, New Jersey as a Chiropractor. He is a husband and father of three and a US Navy Veteran of the Persian Gulf War as an operations specialist aboard the USS Normandy. A cum laude graduate from Rutgers University and holds a doctorate in chiropractic from the university of Bridgeport.
A long line of occupations such as Security officer in Manhattan during 9/11 and working in several chiropractic offices, Dr. Kiczek was inspired to combine work and prayer to help both the physical and spiritual aliment. He believed the effects of prayer has a strong positive connection on health and longevity, based on his research dissertation Effects of prayer and religiosity on health and longevity.
Dr. Kiczek’s strength and inspirations, he considers, is from his love and devotion to Blessed Mary and by Her intercessions, one can find all of life’s answers. For him, it is to become a saint, the highest peak through the divine will. Hence he devoted his life’s works in his recently released book, Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians; A devotional book of numerous stories about the miraculous interventions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, in the lives of all people and nations.
Dr. Kiczek’s book is a guide for humility, the prayer of the Rosary as a weapon especially for Christians in times of war, the healing power of the sacraments and communion; a well interpreted book through biblical scriptures, historical aspects and Catholic saints.
It is of great pleasure to feature Dr. Brian Kiczek on my Arts and Entertainment Features and a warm thank you for his valuable time:
Tell us about yourself?
I am a Catholic on fire for my faith and use every means that my family and I can think of to spread the good news.
I currently work as a chiropractor fixing backs for a living and use social media to evangelize. I also found the time to write my first book. I have varied life experiences that have prepared me for this, especially being a prodigal son, far away from God for some time and living as an atheist.
These experiences have humbled me and led me to my knees praying for grace. Being so far from the truth, I never judge anyone learning the hard way, like I did, that we all need God.
You are an author of recently released Catholic book, Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians; please tell us about your book?
We all need help. Those who think they do not need help, in reality, need it more than those who are humble and acknowledge their weaknesses.
This book is for all those who need help. Speaking for myself, I need help very much and that help comes in the form of grace. Without grace, we would never be able to become holy or good, and would not stand a chance of becoming a saint.
For that is the true goal of our lives; to become saints. If we fail at that goal, we fail at everything. But if we allow her to do so, Mary as Help of Christians will help us to become saints and also help us in every area of our lives – our health, our finances, our work, family and relationships; our dreams. Everything!
What motivated you to become an author?
I was motivated by Mary!
She helped me with a particular need and I promised to write the book in thanksgiving. I had possibly hurt someone close to me when playing around, but thankfully, by the grace of God and Mary’s help that person was unhurt.
Once I started to write the book, Mary helped me at every stage of the writing, so it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I had never written a book before.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors tend to be those who can help me to become a saint, which is the goal of all our lives, especially mine. Thus, they are usually saints themselves as they know the way.
To start with, my most favorite author would be Saint Louis de Montfort and his two books, titled, Secret of the Rosary and True Devotion to Mary.
I also love Father Michael Gaitley and Father Calloway as authors; they have written the modern versions of those two books under the respective titles, 33 Days Till Morning Glory and Champions of the Rosary.
Finally, I have most recently enjoyed the first two books written by the Louisiana author James Toups, namely, The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope and The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First, as they both helped to prepare me for the coming storms and challenges that we will face in both America and the world.
What has been your greatest accolade as a writer?
The honor I recently received from Mayor Aaron Luntz whereby he proclaimed November 6, 2016 to be “Doctor Brian Kiczek Day” in the City of Tiffin, Ohio, and throughout Seneca County.
That was both unexpected and very rewarding. I hope that everyone who reads the book is able to obtain all the help they need through Mary, our Mother, and that will always be the greatest accolade I can ever hope to get on this earth.
Are you currently working on your next book?
It is quite interesting that you should ask that question as perhaps a week or two ago, I would have said a definite “No” at this time.
However, my wife happened to mention Saint Joseph as a possible next work, a second book, and after prayer and reflection I have begun the preliminary stages of writing it.
This time I am asking for the intercession of Saint Joseph to be able to work full-time as a family for the glory of God. The book would be in thanksgiving for that great miracle if he will obtain it for my family and me.
Do you have any advice for other writers or inspiring writers?
Follow your heart as more often than not, it leads us to God.
If you feel called to a particular work, it is because that is the work you are meant to do. I was first called to this book when I was at a beautiful shrine to Mary, Help of Christians and they had a huge bookstore, but without one single book about Mother Mary. That is when I thought perhaps I would write the book – and it happened. The same thing will happen to you if you listen to the call and accept it in your heart.
Please share with us an excerpt from your book, Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians:
My brothers and sisters, humility is the glue that bonds all virtues. Do you know what the root of all evil is? Pride! When we start to think of our own importance, that is when we let our pride take hold of us and we let the root of evil into ourselves. Saint Vincent de Paul said, “We must ask God to give us power to fight against the sin of pride, which is our greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud” (Catholic Bible 101, 2016); As Saint Pio said, “We must always humble ourselves lovingly before God and before men, because God speaks only to those who are truly humble and He enriches them with His gifts” (Padre Pio Devotions, 2016). Moreover, “where pride is, there also shall be reproach; but where humility is, there also is wisdom” (Pr 11:2).
Saint John of the Cross said, “To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility” (White Lily of the Trinity, 2009). So we need to pray for the grace of humility and we need to say this prayer often: Jesus, so humble of heart, makes our hearts like unto yours. Saint Francis of Assisi said, “Every day, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb. Every day, He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar” (Spoolstra, n. d.). Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, related the following to Saint Faustina, “The soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing; because the Lord is great, but He is well pleased only with the humble. He always opposes the proud” (Kowalska, 2005).
The following statement by Hope and Life Press about the Mayor’s Proclamation:
Catholic writer and chiropractor Dr. Brian Kiczek has been publicly honored by the Mayor of the City of Tiffin, Ohio, for his work and recently released book Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians. The Mayor, Aaron Montz, also proclaimed November 6, 2016 to be thenceforth considered as “Doctor Brian Kiczek Day” in the City of Tiffin and throughout Seneca County.
Dr. Kiczek has been honored for his book, his tireless efforts in Evangelization on social media, his public reversion back to the Catholic faith, and his ceaseless promotion of both the rosary and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, as Help of Christians everywhere.
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