LARGEST MEC MEETING DRAWS MARIANIST EDUCATORS
The Province Office of Education hosted more than 100 administrators, teachers and campus ministers for the 18th annual MEC (Marianist Education Consortium) gathering July 21-24 at the University of Dayton, the largest MEC meeting on record. The education office includes Director Fr. Tim Kenney, Bro. John Habjan, Bro. Gene Meyerpeter and Mary Perotti. MEC’s goal is to deepen the knowledge and living out of the CME (Characteristics of Marianist Education). Marianist speakers and attendees included Frs. Jim Fitz, Joe Kozar, Robert Osborne, Jim Schimelpfening, Joe Tedesco and Bro. Richard Thompson. Discussions and workshops focused on social justice, TAM (Teaching as Ministry), a Marianist religion curriculum, spirituality and leadership, and sports in a Marianist school. In addition, Don Frericks, longtime professor and supporter of Marianist education at UD, was feted at a retirement dinner.
PROFESSION NEWS FROM EASTERN AFRICA
Congratulations to Bro. Erick Otiende Odhiambo, who has been approved for profession of perpetual vows. The ceremony will take place in Limuru on Jan. 21, 2006, and will be preceded by several months of preparation, including a 30-day directed retreat. Hearty congratulations also to five, second-year novices in Eastern Africa who have been approved for first profession of vows: Bros. Floyd Chanda, Henry Kamundi, John-Paul Kirimi, Moses Atito Okoth and Dingiswayo Soko. Their profession ceremony will take place on July 30 at the Kabuku parish church. After the profession, the newly-professed will move to the scholasticate community and prepare for the beginning of their academic programs for ministry.
Congratulations to the following brothers who have accepted director assignments, effective Aug. 15, 2005. We pray for their ministry.
TERM (three years)
The Provincial Council
thanks Fr. Bill Wightman for his years
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Olive Singler, who died July 10, 2005, in St. Louis. May she rest in peace. Olive was the sister-in-law of Bro. Francis Singler (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
Please also pray for Rudolph Bissen, Bishop Joseph Delaney, Greg Honnert, Joseph Maloney, Dr. Robert Kenney and Dara Shakespeare. May they rest in peace. Read about these intentions.
WATER LILY, SMITH GARDENS, DAYTON
Bro. Jim Christiana (Center Marianist Community, Honolulu), who is hospitalized in California.
Bro. Bob Kraft (Mercy Siena, Dayton), who has moved to Troy, Ohio, for specialized medical care. Please contact Bro. Bob at 937.332.9911 or Harborside Health Care, 512 Crescent Ave. #119, Troy, Ohio 45373-2718.
Bro. Skip Matthews, who is recovering from spinal surgery in Cupertino, Calif.
Fr. Joe Rasky (Marianist Residence, San Antonio), who is recovering from hip surgery.
Bro. Tom Spring (Chaminade Pohaku, Honolulu), who is being treated for a skin melanoma.
Jim Resing, who is recovering from heart bypass surgery
in Florence, Ky.
Nancy Cady, who is recovering from an illness. Nancy is the sister of Bro. Ken Straubinger (Maryland Avenue, St. Louis).
BIRTHDAY TIME IN HONOLULU
WHO'S DOING WHAT
The State of Tennessee has adopted House Joint Resolution No. 725, which recognizes Bro. Mel Meyer's contributions to the world of fine arts. The Resolution was signed by the Tennessee governor and speakers of the House and Senate. Bro. Mel was commended for " . . . his unstinting dedication to revealing the majesty and beauty of God and his creation through his works." Kudos to Bro. Mel!
Rudy Reyes Jr. invites everyone to Visitor's Night for Marianist LIFE South on July 30 from 6:30 - 11:15 p.m. at TECABOCA in Mountain Home, Texas. The evening includes a Eucharistic celebration and a social/dance. No reservations necessary; information at 574.243.1757.
SOUND OF MUSIC AT FAMILY RETREATS
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
NEW PLAY YARD AT ST. JOHN'S IN ROCKAWAY PARK
Bro. Tom Trager, executive director of St. John's Residence for Boys in Rockaway Park, N.Y., reports that a ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 14 for the residence's new play yard. Fr. Paul Landolfi, St. John's alum and director of the alumni association, blessed the yard. Members of the St. John's community, its board of directors, and local organizations attended the ceremony. Visit St. John's new Web site.
AFFILIATES GATHER FOR FAMILY PICNIC IN COLORADO
FAMILIES GATHER FOR RETREAT AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND
ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY: COLLEGE WITH A CONSCIENCE
HONOLULU CONTACTS JOIN THE PARTY
2005-2006 PERSONNEL COMING IN SEPTEMBER
OUT AND ABOUT
Read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis
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In the tribute to Marianist
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He who governed the
MYSTERY MARIANIST UNVEILED . . .
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