4, Number 5
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
STEP ON THE JOURNEY
Fr. Tim Kim and Provincial Stephen
Glodek signed a “memorandum of understanding” between
the Province of the United States and the Region of Korea during a Eucharist
celebrating the Region’s future independence. The memorandum spells
out the continuing relationship between the Region and the Province.
The Chapter gave thanks to God for what has been accomplished since
the Region was established, and prayed for God’s blessing on the
Region as it takes this step on its journey of faith. The formal ceremony
of independence is scheduled to take place in Korea on May 15, 2005.
Fr. Tim will be the first regional superior of the new independent region.
CHAPTER - IT'S A WRAP
The March 2005 Provincial
Chapter closed at noon today, March 8, ending five days of
meetings at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka,
Mo. Members of the General Administration joined the group and offered
reports on their visitations in the Province. Chapter members discussed
how future Chapters might be structured, the Province mission statement,
financial policies and procedures from the Province directory committee,
and reports from India and Eastern Africa. The Chapter approved the
request of Mexico to become a District. Provincial Stephen Glodek’s
Chapter report will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
To read chapter documents, visit the PORTAL at www.marianist.com/portal.
SPRING. On March 6, Provincial Chapter members took
advantage of early spring weather at the Marianist Retreat &
Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., to take a break outdoors. From
left, Bros. Joe Grieshaber and Gerry Mc
Auley, Fr. Tim Kenney, and Fr. Jack McGrath
and Fr. George Cerniglia, visiting from Rome
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: NOW RECRUITING
steering committee for the Marianist Volunteer Program met in Dayton
Feb. 23-25 to discuss the new volunteer venture, from left, Myles
McCabe, Bro. Dennis Schmitz, Larry Hufford, Bro. David Betz, Joan McGuinness
Wagner, Bro. Jack Ventura, MVP Coordinator Dan Richter
and Bro. Walt Oberster
Volunteer Program (MVP) is recruiting volunteers to begin in August
2005, with placements available in Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas and
Mexico. Volunteers must be 21, with a college degree or equivalent life
experience, open to community living and to the Marianist charism, and
fluent in Spanish for placement in Mexico. Volunteers will serve one
year in the United States (two years in Mexico) and will receive room
and board, health insurance and a stipend. To apply as an MVP volunteer,
click here for the application. Preference will be given to those
applying before April 1, 2005. Contact Coordinator Dan Richter
at firstname.lastname@example.org with
WITH WILLIAM JOSEPH
At a recent game of the St. Mary's University "Rattlers"
men's basketball team, Fr. Chaminade joined the "Fang Fanatics"
to cheer the team on to victory. On the bench with Fr. Chaminade:
Fr. Kip Stander (left), Bro. Mike Sullivan,
and students from St. Mary's.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Doyle, Virginia Hunter, Linda Koepke, Keith Oblinger, Tano Ozzello
and George Palisin, Sr. May they rest in peace. To
read more about these prayer requests, please
GETHSEMANI ABBEY, KENTUCKY
courtesy of Bro. Bob Resing, S.M. Bro. Bob's images
are available for sale as note cards or prints. To order, contact
Bro. Bob at email@example.com.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Joseph Barla (Chaminade Nilaya, Bangalore, India), Shivabharos
Marianus Kujur (Deepahalli Scholasticate, Bangalore) and
Jim Vorndran (Stonemill, Dayton), who are recovering from knee
also pray for Jean Canning, Janet Crumm, John Lipker, Kurt Oblinger
and Julio Trimboli. To read more about these intentions,
VISITS THE LONE STAR STATE
the General Administration's visit to St. Mary's University on Feb.
28, Fr. David Fleming addressed members of the
University community. At the reception following the address, Fr.
David and Sr. Grace Walle
THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
To read the
March 1, 2005, issue of Via Latina from the
General Administration in Rome, please
RELIGIOUS CONGRESS ATTRACTS PROSPECTS
and contacts took turns on Feb. 18-20 staffing a vocation booth at the
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, an annual gathering of about
37,000 people involved in ministry across the country. Aspirant
Roberto Rivera began his relationship with the Marianists two
years ago at the Congress. This year's booth attracted twice as many
prospects as in years past.
the Marianist Vocation Booth, from left, Bro. Jim Wisecaver,
Sr. Evangeline Escobar, Bro. Tobias Ferrer, and contacts
Fausto Sanchez and Brandon Alana.
Photo courtesy of Bro. Jim Wisecaver
Our best wishes
to two brothers who are making transitions:
Nick Rufo, who has joined the Mercy Siena Marianist Support
Community in Dayton, where he will minister to our senior religious.
Ken Thompson, who will join the staff at Emmanuel Parish
in Dayton, with continued residency at the Franklin Street community.
& JUSTICE UPDATE:
WAR VIGIL; RACISM PLEDGE
a vigil. March 19, 2005, marks the 2nd anniversary
of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. People of faith are called
to raise their voices for peace. Will you or your community
host a vigil marking this anniversary? For details,
click here: To sign a petition that will
be delivered to Congress and the President by the American Friends
Service Committee urging an end to the war, please
to end racism: Have you or your community
signed the pledge to end racism? It was initiated by the MSJC
and the Marianist Family Council. To read the pledge and related
materials, view the Jan. 25, 2005, issue of FamilyOnline
Need ideas from other Marianists about how
to fight racism in your everyday life? Read
an article or Web site
you'd like to share in this space? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
discussions on social justice. Join me as
I visit communities —"Advancing Justice— Challenges
Worth (Nolan); Denton (St Mark)
Angeles (Chaminade College Prep)
Dayton, Cincinnati (tentative)
FUND ALLOCATES MORE THAN $200,000
John Habjan (left) presented a Marianist Sharing Fund grant
to John Ahlbach, religion teacher at Archbishop
Riordan High School in San Francisco. Principal Gabe Crotti
(right) looks on. The grant will help send students to Alabama this
summer to work with Outreach, Inc., which renovates existing low-income
housing and builds new affordable homes.
Fund Allocations Committee has distributed more than $200,000 to 93
projects in the United States and abroad. To see Category I
grants (awarded to social justice projects connected to Marianists and/or
Marianist institutions), please
click here: To see Category II grants (awarded
to service and education projects not necessarily Marianist related),
LEFT: Fr. Ed Jach presented a Marianist Sharing Fund grant
to Suzanne Kathman, executive director of Healing
Connections Associates in Cincinnati, which provides professional
training to economically disadvantaged women. PHOTO RIGHT:
Bro. Joseph Nu'uanu (right), former director of Martha's
Kitchen in San Jose, Calif., presented a Sharing Fund grant to Edita
Cruz, his successor, and Denis Leyva,
head cook. The grant will help the kitchen increase the nutritional
content of the meals it serves to the area's homeless and poor.
TALK, TRINITY PARISH, DAYTON
Armando Añeses (far left) and Alfredo
Chavez (second from right) with members of the Hispanic
Youth Ministry group at Trinity Parish in Ohio, where the novices
shared their vocation story. Novice Dennis Bautista
also participated, and took this photo.
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Joe Lackner has written a new bulletin about the developing
regions focusing on Mary, "Woman of a Thousand Faces," with
photos from around the world. He discusses Fr. Tony Jansen's
25-year devotion to the Marian shrine outside Lasaka, Zambia, which
Fr. Tony helped to build. Last summer, approximately 6,000 people assembled
in prayer at the shrine. To read Fr. Joe's bulletin, please
Alex Tuss (Sawmill Road, Dayton) reports that he and Rev.
Josh Goocey continue to raise awareness of and support for
the Ragpickers Education and Development Scheme's (REDS) Play Schools
program in Bangalore, India, through gallery exhibitions of Josh's photography
and a Web site. To read more, please
Goocey's photos of life in India are available for sale on the Web
site (above). Proceeds benefit the REDS Play Schools program.
to Bro. Don Geiger, this year's recipient of the Mount
St. John Charism Award. The award recognizes his welcoming spirit, his
diligent commitment to the welfare of the property, and his embodiment
of the spirit of Mary. Bro. Don has lived at Mount St. John in Dayton
since 1985. To read a bio of Bro. Don, please
John Samaha, Province liaison for promoting Marianist causes
for sainthood, has a special offer: free copies of the Blessed Chaminade
leaflet from the General Postulator in Rome. Last October, every
brother received a copy of the leaflet, which includes a prayer
for canonization. Bro. John will fulfill small requests for free,
with postage appreciated for larger quantities. E-mail him at email@example.com.
Leanne Jablonski delivered two speeches in February: "The
future of God's creation: A moral response to global climate change"
at the National Catholic Rural Life Conference in Washington, D.C.;
and at the Living Waters—Great Source of Life Conference in Toledo,
Ohio. Bro. Don Geiger, founder of the Marianist Environmental
Education Center in Dayton, led a workshop about conservation landscaping
at the Toledo conference.
Joe Kozar (Alumni Hall, Dayton) gave the introduction to
a musical presentation based on the Gospel of Luke performed by
the Miami Valley Musicians. The group included a Chaminade-Julienne
student and a UD graduate.
Fr. Joe and musician Sarah Pangrac
PENALTY ISSUE TEAM
Death Penalty Issue Team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative
met Feb. 18-20 at the Roland Avenue community in Baltimore. The team
discussed expanding its focus but decided to concentrate on the death
penalty issue. The team, standing, from left, Bill Pelke, Kathy
Reid, Jacqui Griswold, Stefano Orru, Sr. Grace Walle, Bob Stoughton,
Bro. Dick Olsen and John Holden. Seated, from
left, Bro. Brian Halderman, Bro. Frank O'Donnell, Jim Vogt,
Mary Beaudoin and Bro. Phil Aaron
REMINDERS OF THE COST OF WAR
Marianist Joan McGuinness Wagner (University of
Dayton) and her husband, A.J. Wagner, have placed
more than 1,500 flags in their yard since November 2004. Each flag
honors a member of the military who has died in the war in Iraq.
"Our hope is to remind people that the cost of war is human
lives," Joan said. To read a related article from the Dayton
Daily News, please
click here: Photo courtesy of A.J. Wagner.
than 1,300 pairs of military boots - each tagged with the name of
a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq - were part of an exhibit called "Eyes
Wide Open: An Exhibition on the Human Cost of the Iraq War"
hosted by St. Mary's University in San Antonio and sponsored by
the American Friends Service Committee. About 1,500 people visited
the exhibit. For more information, please
Herb Janson with Migdalia Garcia, AmeriCorp/Vista
volunteer, at the "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit at St. Mary's
MOELLER SIMULATES SWEATSHOP
About 120 students
from Archbishop Moeller High School and Ursuline
Academy in Cincinnati created an all-night sweatshop simulation
on Feb. 25-26 to raise awareness of unjust work conditions. Moeller's
activity center was converted into a mock garment factory where students
assembled products for more than seven hours with little food, rest,
respect—or time to use the restroom. Last fall, Moeller hosted
Bangladeshi garment factory workers who were touring U.S. Catholic high
schools. (Story thanks to The Cincinnati Enquirer.)
Ursuline senior takes a five-minute break during an overnight sweatshop
simulation at Archbishop Moeller High School. (Photo
thanks to Craig Ruttle of The
A SWINGIN' GOOD TIME AT THE NOVITIATE
birthday party for Novice Alfredo Chavez at the
novitiate in early February featured a piñata. Swingin' brothers,
clockwise from top left, Bro. Don Geiger, Alfredo
with Fr. Dave McGuigan, Bro. John Lemker and Bro.
Jim Bartlett (left) and Bro. Don Geiger
shared candle-blowing duties to celebrate their birthdays on Feb.
28 at the novitiate in Dayton.
LEADERSHIP SEMINARS IN KOREA
Tom Giardino of the International Center for Marianist Formation
conducted seminars between Feb. 14-20 for Marianist Family members in
Seoul and Incheon, Korea, during a conference on Leadership in the Marianist
Tradition. Seminar participants included novices and temporary professed
Marianist brothers and sisters and lay Marianist leadership. Bro. Tom
is shown above in the blue sweater.
is this sweet baby who became a noted Marianist brother? Hint: He's
featured in this issue of FamilyOnline.
AUDIT TEAM MEETING
Cultural Audit Team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative's
Anti-Racism Issue Team met in St. Louis Feb. 25-27. Its goals are
to help the Marianist Family better understand its own culture and
attitudes toward other cultures, and build multicultural communities
within the Marianist Family. The team, front row, from left, Judy
McKloskey, Bro. Franklin Pao and Jim Vogt;
middle row, from left, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sr. Caroljean
Willie, SC, Joanne McCracken and Fr.
Ted Cassidy; standing, from left, Debbie Durand,
Bro. Jerry Sullivan and Sr. Laola Hironaka.
Missing from photo: Myles McCabe
. . . !
switched the names of our brothers in Puebla in the last issue
Our apologies to them! Shown from left, Bros. Raymundo
Dominguez, Esteban Duran, Paul Bredestege and
To read the
upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis,
BROTHERS OF JACKSON STREET — HOLLYWOOD, FLA.
noteworthy group posed in January 2005 at their Jackson Street home,
from left, Bros. Aaron Sonnenburg, Kevin Whelan, Ray Kane and
Charlie Roggemann; Fr. John Thompson
and Bro. George Endres
FANS, ATHLETES MAKE DAYTON TOPS
Dayton is the
No. 1 college basketball city (UD Flyers) in the United States, according
to ESPN announcers Bob Carpenter and Bob Wenzel.
The ranking was based on criteria including community support and game-day
atmosphere. UD also rated in the top 20 percent of NCAA Division I schools
for its "academic progress rate," the new measure of success
that gauges continuing eligibility and retention of student athletes.
(Stories thanks to UD's Campus News Digest.)
ADMINISTRATION IN OHIO, TEXAS
On Feb. 21, the General Administration met with Dayton-area Marianists
at the University of Dayton. The GA also visited local communities
and ministries. During the GA's visit to Dayton, from left, Bro.
Tobias Ferrer, Bro. José María Alvira, Fr. Jim Bartlett
and Novice Alfredo Chavez.
Feb. 25, the Casa Maria Community in San Antonio hosted a meeting of
the General Administration and San Antonio-area lay Marianists. Front
row, from left, Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Angie Cortez, Andy
Hill and Rey Gustamente. Back row, from left,
Bro. Javier Anso, Esther Rodriguez, Yolanda Ramirez, Mary Medina,
Felipe Barajas, Bro. José María Alvira, Fr. George Cerniglia
and Fr. David Fleming
To read the February 2005 issue of Connections, the monthly
newsletter from the Region of Eastern Africa, please
To read the Feb. 17, 2005, newsletter from the Region of India, please
To read the March 2005 newsletter from Fr. Steve Tutas
in Maui, please
Maui during a recent visit, Bros. Jim Dods (left)
and Dave Herbold on the grounds of the Grand Wailea
To read the winter/spring 2005 newsletter from the Bergamo Retreat Center
in Dayton, please
To read the January 2005 issue of the
newsletter of the Marianist International Volunteers from José
Luis Pérez, MIV coordinator, please
click here: (Note: the incorrect edition was linked to the last
issue of FamilyOnline.)
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OF JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Jim Glaser, registered dietician
Which of the following is common to people who have successfully lost
weight and kept it off?
a. eat more
than 70 percent of their meals at home
c. count calories
d. spend 60 percent more on their food than the average person
2. A deficiency of
what vitamin can masquerade as Alzheimer's disease?
down for answers!)
MYSTERY MARIANIST UNVEILED . . .
Bro. Don Geiger, who recently was awarded the Mount
St. John Charism Award. Bro. Don lives at the novitiate in Dayton.
1. (b.) exercise
2. (c.) B-12
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