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September 29, 2017
Help for our Marianist Family in Puerto Rico

CSJ boys 2Hurricane Maria dealt a terrible blow to Puerto Rico and to the students and families of Colegio San José, a Marianist-sponsored school in San Juan.

We encourage members of the Marianist Family to help our school family at CSJ in this time of extreme need.

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June 27, 2017
Marianists welcome new sponsored school

The Marianist Province of the United States is pleased to welcome St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to its family of sponsored ministries. Located in Akron, Ohio, STVM was founded in 1972 and has an enrollment of 650 young women and men in grades 9-12.

The announcement follows a multi-year exploration and discernment process, which was initiated by the leadership of St. Vincent-St. Mary.

The relationship with STVM brings the number of Marianist-sponsored and co-sponsored middle and secondary schools to 19, with a total student count of about 11,000.

Learn more about St. Vincent-St. Mary at its website.

February 14, 2017
Lay Marianist Continental Assembly

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Registration is now available for the Marianist Lay Assembly July 13 – 16 at the University of Dayton. This family-oriented event is open to all who embrace the Marianist Charism.

The assembly will include speakers, workshops, liturgies and entertainment to prepare participants to follow the example of Mary in saying, Yes, God!

It will be a weekend of inspiration, prayer, community-building, education and fun!

 

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October 13, 2016
Sean Downing ordained to priesthood

In a joyful ceremony at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Dayton, Bro. Sean Downing was ordained to priestly ministry in the Society of Mary. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio presided at the Oct. 8 ordination, which was witnessed by a happy crowd of family, friends and fellow Marianists.

Fr. Sean, 48, is a native of Xenia, Ohio. He entered the Society of Mary in 2002. In his first year of priesthood, he will serve in pastoral ministry at Holy Rosary Parish, Central Catholic High School and St. Mary’s University, all in San Antonio.

As part of the Rite or Ordination, Fr. Bill Meyer imposes hands on Fr. Sean.

As part of the Rite or Ordination, Fr. Bill Meyer imposes hands on Fr. Sean.

As part of the Rite or Ordination, Fr. Bill Meyer imposes hands on Fr. Sean.

Fr. Sean with Archbishop Garcia-Siller and Marianist Provincial Fr. Marty Solma.

 

September 30, 2016
Two profess perpetual vows in St. Louis

Before a beaming assembly of family, friends and fellow Marianists, Bros. Michael Chiuri and Brandon Paluch professed perpetual vows in the Society of Mary. The Sept. 24 celebration took place at Our Lady of the Pillar Parish. Fr. Martin Solma, provincial, presided at the Mass and received the vows. Frs. Bill Meyer and Oscar Vasquez concelebrated.

Marianists profess perpetual vows four years after their initial vows. They commit to a life a chastity, poverty, obedience and stability.

Bro. Michael, 43, is a native of Nairobi, Kenya. He moved to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in business administration in the late 1990s. He entered the Marianist novitiate in 2010. Most recently, he taught at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bro. Brandon, 33, was raised in the Chicago, Illinois, area. He earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and history from the University of Dayton in 2006. He entered the Marianist novitiate in 2010. Most recently, he served in campus ministry at the University of Dayton.

Both men currently are studying philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, in preparation for entrance to the seminary.

The newly perpetually professed brothers with members of the Marianist Provincial Council. From left, Fr. Bill Meyer, Bros. Ron Overman, Brandon Paluch, Joe Kamis, Michael Chiuri, Dennis Bautista and Charlie Johnson and Fr. Marty Solma.

The newly perpetually professed brothers with members of the Marianist Provincial Council. From left, Fr. Bill Meyer, Bros. Ron Overman, Brandon Paluch, Joe Kamis, Michael Chiuri, Dennis Bautista and Charlie Johnson, and Fr. Marty Solma.