Volume 10, Number 17
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
NEW PROVINCE OF SPAIN FORMALLY ESTABLISHED ON SEPT. 12
|At the installation of Assistant Provincial Bro. Rogelio Nuñez (center), Superior General Fr. Manuel Cortés and Provincial Fr. Miguel Ángel Cortés|
On Sept. 12, 2011, the new Province of Spain was formally established during the celebration of the Eucharist in Madrid. On Sept. 10, Marianists from Spain, the General Council and guests celebrated with a Mass at a Marianist parish in Carabanchel Alto, Madrid, which was followed by a reception at the parish school. The new Province was formed by uniting the former Provinces of Madrid and Zaragoza.
Bishop Agustín Cortés of Sant Feliu de Llobregat was the main celebrant and Superior General Fr. Manuel Cortés delivered the homily. Following the homily, Secretary General Bro. Michael McAward read a decree establishing the new Province, and Provincial Fr. Miguel Ángel Cortés and Assistant Provincial Bro. Rogelio Nuñez were formally installed.
|Bro. Domingo Fuentes (Brazil) venerates an icon of the Visitation, which is held by
Provincial Fr. Miguel Ángel Cortés and Assistant Provincial Bro. Rogelio Nuñez. All
members of the new Province venerated the icon.
NEW MEXICO DISTRICT COUNCIL INSTALLED IN PUEBLA
|The District of Mexico’s new council members were installed on Sept. 11 in Puebla, Mexico. From left, Assistant for Temporalities Bro. Esteban Reyes Durán, Assistant for Religious Life Bro. José Jesús Ruiz Santillán, Superior Bro. Ed Longbottom, Assistant for Education Bro. Régulo García Hernández, Bro. Francisco González (Provincial Council liaison to Mexico) and Provincial Fr. Marty Solma. Congratulations and best wishes to these brothers as they begin their new ministries!|
NEW ASPIRANTS WELCOMED IN REGION OF EASTERN AFRICA
|On Sept. 9, six new aspirants were received into the Faustino Aspirancy community in Lusaka, Zambia. Pictured with Aspirancy Director Fr. Mike Nartker (third from left) are Samuel (Kenya), Joel (Malawi), Fr. Mike, Peter (Malawi), Elvis (Zambia), Kondwani (Malawi) and John (Kenya). Read more about the Marianists in Eastern Africa. Courtesy Bro. Steve Grazulis|
VOCATION OFFICE PRODUCES “A DAY IN THE LIFE” VIDEO
|The vocation office has produced a new video, A Day in the Life of a Marianist Novice, which was filmed at the novitiate at Mount Saint John in Dayton. The goals of the video are to introduce young men to Marianist life and help them understand the discernment process and formation program. “The video provides a window into the daily life in one of our formation communities,” said Bro. Tom Wendorf, Province vocation director. “And it provides good insight to what it means to go through a process of discerning God’s call.” The video has been distributed to campus ministry and religion departments of Province secondary schools and universities as well as parishes and retreat centers. Production was made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor interested in promoting vocations to the Society of Mary. Assisting with the project were Michael Bittner and Jan Dixon of the Province Office of Communications and the Media Production Group at the University of Dayton. View information about our vocation work.|
NOVICES ATTEND “PROMISES RETREAT” IN OHIO
|Bro. Brian Halderman and Fr. George Cerniglia (left) directed the Novitiate Promises Retreat held at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio, from Aug. 7 – 12. Second-year Novice Michael Chiuri and first-year Novice Mark Motz attended. Photo Courtesy Bro. Brian|
SPIRITUAL RENEWAL COMMITTEE MEETS IN ST. LOUIS
|The Province Spiritual Renewal Committee: Fr. Rich Villa, Bros. Stephen Glodek and Jack Ventura; Fr. Mike Lisbeth; Bro. Tom Redmond, Fr. Oscar Vasquez and Dan Donnelly. Not shown, Fr. Bill Meyer|
The Province Spiritual Renewal Committee met Sept. 14 in St. Louis to discuss a three-year period of spiritual deepening and renewal for members of the Society of Mary. This effort, which will launch Jan. 23, 2012, at the conclusion of the Chaminade Year, comes from a mandate of Vision 2020. Members include Bro. Stephen Glodek (chair), Dan Donnelly (Office of Religious Life), Fr. Mike Lisbeth, Fr. Bill Meyer (Provincial assistant for religious life), Bro. Tom Redmond, Fr. Oscar Vasquez, Bro. Jack Ventura and Fr. Rich Villa. The committee studied and prayed over the responses of a survey from Province members, worked on a theme and briefly outlined a timeline for the three-year period.
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ST. LOUIS AFFILIATES WELCOME NEW LAY MARIANIST
|On Sunday, Aug.14, Elaine Pelegrini (seated) was received as a Lay Marianist Affiliate. A potluck dinner at the Curé of Ars community followed. Pictured with Elaine, Frs. Al McMenamy and Joe Uvietta, John Sobocinski, Carole King, Laura Rueve, Bro. Ken Jung, Linda Neill, Bro. Leo Willett, Mary Ann Dundon and Rose Radosevich. Read more about Lay Marianists. Courtesy Nancy Davies|
ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH HOSTS FIRST FAMILY MINISTRY EVENT
|On Aug. 21, St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland held its first monthly family ministry event. Approximately 40 parishioners attended the program and shared favorite family rituals and insight into how they invite God into their lives. Volunteers from the parish assisted as acting coaches, cooks and prayer leaders. Above, participants give a presentation; below, parishioners who attended the event. Courtesy Pati Krasensky|
LABOR DAY FIREWORKS IN CINCINNATI
|On Sept. 4, a group of Marianists from Dayton and Cincinnati attended a fireworks display in downtown Cincinnati. After getting caught in a downpour, Bro. Bob Donovan hosted the group for refreshments and some drying off! Standing, Bros. Patrick Kagai, Mitch Schweickart and Bob; seated, Bros. Bob Jones, Claude Sery, Blaise Mosengo, Novice Mike Chiuri, Bro. Daniel Odero, Contact Caithlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Sr. Nicole Trahan and Novice Mark Motz. Courtesy Bro. Bob|
TECABOCA HOSTS FRIENDS FOR WEEKEND OF FELLOWSHIP
|Fr. Don Cowie leads prayer during the “Friends of Tecaboca” weekend held over Labor Day.|
Over Labor Day weekend, approximately 65 people attended a “Friends of Tecaboca” weekend at the camp in Mountain Home, Texas. The program, named “Mary, Mission and Tator Tots” by Bro. Charlie Johnson, included traditional camp activities, fellowship and prayer. Bros. Herbert Janson and Bill McCarthy also attended the program. Read more about Marianist retreat centers.
|Above, Tecaboca Director Kay Tally-Foos (holding Tater Tots) and Bro. Charlie Johnson; below, Bros. Mike Sullivan, Ralph Neumann and Brian Halderman|
HELP THE MARIANIST ARCHIVES SOLVE MYSTERIES AND CATALOG HISTORY
|Do you know these Marianists, the purpose of the photo, or the reason the photo was taken?|
Bro. John Habjan, assistant director of the Marianist Archives in Dayton, is asking for help from the Marianist Family. Archives staff members are working to identify Marianist religious pictured in old photos; they know some of the men but not others. If you recognize any of the men in this photo, or if you know the year the photo was taken and the purpose of the photo, please email Bro. John.
WHO’S DOING WHAT…
|Bro. Mike McAward (Province of Meribah), secretary general, was interviewed on Vatican Radio about the Marianist Family and the canonization process of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Listen to the interview (click on the mp3 option). Read more about the canonization.|
|Bro. Leo Slay (St. Louis) will be honored as an “Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisan” by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System at a gala dinner on Nov. 6, 2011. The program honors “remarkable seniors whose involvement and vitality enhance our lives and our community.” Congratulations, Bro. Leo!|
|Three works by Fr. Emile Neubert are now available for purchase. Read more. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
- Josh Tucker, 28, son of Donna Tucker (Province office), who died Sept. 20, 2011. May he rest in peace.
- Steve Albanese, Mario Marino and Helen Nishida. Read more.
SWALLOWS AT BEAVER CREEK WETLANDS
|Courtesy Bro. Phil Aaron|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
- Bro. Paul Bredestege (Huntsville, Ohio).
- Bro. James Fitzgibbons (District of India).
- Fr. Al McMenamy (Maryland Avenue, St. Louia).
- Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars , St. Louis).
- Fr. Paul Neumann (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
- Bro. Louis Pinckert (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
- Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
- Fr. Jim Russell (Huntsville, Ohio).
- Bro. Jerry Sullivan (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
- Sr. Audrey Buttner (Marianist Sisters, Dayton).
- Elizabeth Alberts, Cindi Betoncourt, Eureka Bospic, Faye Bradley, Teresa Braier, Ethel Cahill, Mary Daley, Tony Fitzgerald, Bill Godefroid, Sharon Reynolds, Bob Stern and Greg Yank. Read more.
FROM THE SCHOOLS…
|GOOD TO KNOW|
|Read a list of October feast days.|
FROM THE G.A. Read the September/October 2011 issue of Via Latina.
MARIANIST LIFE. Read the September 2011 issue of The Fulcrum.
MLNNA E-NEWS. Read the September 2011 issue of E-News.
SAYING YES! Read a reflection from MLNNA’s A.J. Wagner.
|27||Arockia Doss Mullai A.|
|29||Regulo Hernandez Garcia|
|M. Gary Marcinowski|
|5||Messiah Paranthaman K.|
|Samuel Mungai Goko|
|7||Andrew Caruso (novice)|
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