Volume 4, Number 11
PROVINCE WEB SITE DEBUTS AT WWW.MARIANIST.COM
Welcome to the new Marianist Web site at www.marianist.com. Web sites are dynamic, evolving vehicles for communication, so feel free to offer suggestions to Diane Guerra or Jill Pfeiffer. We have lots of plans for the future of the site, and we appreciate your creative ideas! (Note that the PORTAL may be accessed on the home page.)
THREE MEN APPROVED FOR NOVITIATE IN DAYTON
PROVINCIAL CHAPTER DELEGATES ARE ELECTED
Elected recently to serve two-year terms on the Provincial Chapter are Bro. Ed Brink, Fr. Roland Bunda, Bro. Francisco González, Bro. Charles Johnson, Fr. Steve Tutas, Bro. Oscar Vasquez, Bro. Ed Violett and Fr. Chris Wittmann. The results were announced in a May 26 letter from Provincial Stephen Glodek. There were 349 ballots cast. Congratulations to all. The Province also thanks the following individuals whose terms are completed for their hard work and wisdom: Fr. Chris Conlon, Bro. Jim Dods, Bro. Joe Grieshaber and Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth. The next two Provincial Chapters are Sept. 23-25, 2005, at the Oblate Retreat Center in San Antonio; and March 3-7, 2006, at MRCC in Eureka, Mo.
RETREATANTS EXPERIENCE AZTEC HERITAGE
The following assignments
have been made by the Provincial Council.
The Holy Father has granted dispensation from perpetual vows to Mark Twehues. Mark will continue to live and teach in San Antonio. The Province offers its gratitude to Mark for his service to our mission. We pray for God's blessings as he continues his journey of faith.
Aspirant Ben Daugherty has decided not to pursue his vocation with the Marianists. The Province sends its best wishes to Ben in his future plans.
VISITORS FROM EASTERN AFRICAN NOVITIATE
Congratulations to the following brothers who have accepted three-year director assignments, effective Aug. 15, 2005. We pray for their ministry.
The Provincial Council
thanks those who have completed
A GIFT OF MEMORIES
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION . . .
VIA LATINA. Read the June 1, 2005, issue of Via Latina. Included is a letter from the General Council to all Marianist religious of the Region of Korea.
THREE OFFICES. Bro. Javier Anso offers the S.M. Three Offices, No. 112, May 25, 2005, which details fund distribution of the General Administration from 2004.
ALIVE MAGAZINE WINS AWARD; NEW ISSUE COMING
Look for the new issue of Alive magazine, which is being distributed in the coming week. Alive was awarded the Bronze Quill for Excellence by the St. Louis chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Congratulations to Jill Pfeiffer, editor, and Jan Judy, former editor. If you would like to subscribe to Alive, e-mail Ann Mueller.
FIRST PROFESSION CELEBRATION
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. Richard Rose (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 63, who died May 23, 2005, in Dayton of congestive heart failure. May he rest in peace. A funeral liturgy for Bro. Dick was celebrated on May 26 at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount St. John. Fr. Paul Marshall presided and gave the homily, and Bro. Mike O'Grady gave the eulogy. Bro. Dick was buried on May 27 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount St. John. Read Bro. Dick's obituary.
Martin Wanyoike, who died April 28, 2005. May he rest in peace. Martin was the father of Novice Anthony Wanyoike (Kitale, Kenya).
Rose Cortese, 83, who died May 22, 2005, after a long illness. May she rest in peace. Rose was a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Pueblo, Colo.
Richard Knihal, 71, who died May 23, 2005. May he rest in peace. Richard was a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Omaha, Neb.
OHIO RIVER, CARROLTON, KENTUCKY
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. John Lucier (Alumni Hall, Dayton) and Bro. Howard Lohrey (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati), both of whom have moved to Mercy Siena for nursing care.
Fr. Dick Knuge (Meyer Hall, Dayton), who is being treated for cancer.
Tina Bauman, a Marianist associate from Baltimore, who is having major surgery.
PRAYER INTENTIONS FROM THE GA
Read Causes Marianistes (No. 4-05, June 1, 2005) from the General Administration.
JUBILARIANS CELEBRATE IN ST. LOUIS
CALIFORNIA DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Twenty young men and women from seven states attended a discernment vocation retreat at Poverello Center in San Fernando, Calif., on Memorial Day weekend. Marianists who participated included Bro. David Betz (liturgy coordinator), Sr. Evangeline Escobar and Bro. Charles Johnson, Bro. Skip Matthews, Fr. John McEnhill and Bros. Tom Oles, Dennis Schmitz (retreat organizer), LeRoy Viera and Jim Wisecaver. Bro. Charles, vocation director, thanks the West Hills community for its hospitality.
NEWS FROM THE VOCATION DIRECTOR
Read the latest Vocation News from Bro. Charles Johnson, national vocation director. Bro. Charles reports that Blessed Chaminade coloring books are now available. In the past six weeks, Bro. Charles has distributed more than 800 copies of the book, which features text by Bro. Stephen Glodek. Bro. Bob Resing served as art consultant. For copies, e-mail Bro. Charles.
MARIANIST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GO SOUTH
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Bro. Frank O'Donnell (Baltimore) is featured in a new brochure of the Public Justice Center (PJC) in Baltimore, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The PJC was Bro. Frank's first career stop upon earning his law degree, and he was the center's first director of the Tenant Advocacy Project. He is a board member and a special projects manager for the Maryland Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. The PJC is a nonprofit organization of legal advocates who serve the poor and marginalized.
Bro. John Samaha reports that 40 copies of "Devotion to Mary in Chaminade's Life and Thought" by Fr. Jean-Baptiste Armbruster are available for $2 each. Contact Bro. John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Dayton student Maureen O'Rourke received the Marianist Student Award, presented to a UD senior who embodies the Marianist charism. Maureen, a Chaminade-Julienne graduate, is director of Marianist involvement for UD's Student Government Association.
Fr. Jim Tobin (Our Lady of the Pillar, St. Louis) will
lead a pilgrimage
HONORING ST. LOUIS JUBILARIANS
LITTLE COMMITTEE ON THE PRAIRIE
OUT AND ABOUT
Read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis.
THE REGION OF KOREA — IT'S OFFICIAL
TEXAS LAY MARIANISTS FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Comunidad Laica de Maria (Lay Community of Mary) in Denton, Texas, is funding two "W. J. Chaminade Scholarships" at Texas Women's University. The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduates who are majoring in English or pursuing a minor in Spanish or French. For an application, e-mail Dr. Vivian Casper at email@example.com.
FAMILY RETREAT PLANNING SESSION
INDIA NEWSLETTER. Read the June 2, 2005, newsletter from the Region of India.
CENTERPOINT.COM. Read the June 2005 issue of Centerpoint.com, the e-newsletter from Bro. Walt Oberster at the Center for Marianist Spirituality and Communities (CMSC) in Philadelphia.
MSJC. Read the June 2005 issue of Justice Jottings.
MAUI. Read the May 2005 issue of the Maui report from Fr. Steve Tutas.
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