Fr. Waldemar Maciag
Born in communist Poland, Father Maciag was raised by a loving family which nurtured his love of God, people, music and painting. During his last year of high school, Father Maciag began developing his artistic style while being mentored by local artists. After graduation, he continued his quest of a career as an artist and entered many of his works in local and national competitions earning him numerous awards. It was during this time that he answered his call to the priesthood. In this first year as a seminarian, he suffered a debilitating accident to his right hand and was told he would never regain use of it. Through the insistence of his Bishop and persistent prayer, several surgeries were performed. It is through God’s grace that he has regained almost complete use of his hand and can now paint again for the Glory of God!