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June 28, 2015
New Provincial Council Installed

The new Provincial Council for the Marianist Province of the United States was installed during a liturgy at the Marianists’ Retreat Assembly in St. Louis on June 29.

Fr. Martin Solma and Bro. Joseph Kamis will continue as provincial and assistant provincial. Fr. William Meyer will continue as assistant for religious life. Bro. Ronald Overman is the new assistant for temporalities and Bro. Thomas Giardino is the new assistant for education. Bro. Dennis Bautista, Bro. Charles Johnson and Fr. John Thompson will serve as councilors.

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Front: Fr. John Thompson, Fr. Martin Solma, Bro. Joseph Kamis and Bro. Thomas Giardino. Back: Bro. Charles Johnson, Bro. Ronald Overman, Fr. William Meyer and Bro. Dennis Bautista.

 

May 26, 2015
Allen Pacquing professes first vows

The Society of Mary welcomed a new brother as Allen Pacquing professed first vows at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton, Ohio, on May 23. Fr. Martin Solma, provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows.

A native of Hawai’i, Bro. Allen has a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Santa Clara University in California.

Watch a brief video of the event here.

New Marianist Brother Allen Pacquing (eond from left) with Fr. Martin Solma, provincial; Bro. Joe Kamis, assistant provincial; and Fr. Chris Wittmann, director of novices.

New Marianist Brother Allen Pacquing (second from left) with Fr. Martin Solma, provincial; Bro. Joe Kamis, assistant provincial; and Fr. Chris Wittmann, director of novices.

March 20, 2015
Marianist Family Convenes at Religious Ed Congress

Members of the Marianist Family convened at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in March to reach out to thousands of educators and campus ministers gathered for the four-day event. The Marianist booth included representatives from the Marianist Mission, the Association of Marianist Universities and vocations for the Society of Mary and the Marianist Sisters.

Members of the Marianist Family gather for a group photo at the LA Religious Education Congress.

Members of the Marianist Family gather for a group photo at the LA Religious Education Congress.

February 3, 2015
Bro. Ray Fitz Earns Top Education Award

Bro. Ray Fitz was honored Jan. 31 at the meeting of the Association of Colleges and Universities (ACCU) as the recipient of the Hesburgh Award, the highest recognition for service in Catholic higher education.

“Bro. Ray’s contributions to Catholic higher education are both local and global,” said Michael Galligan-Stierle, president of the ACCU. “He lent his insights to the Vatican as a consultant during the drafting of Ex corde Ecclesiae; he informed the writing of the Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae in the United States; and he has significantly transformed the University of Dayton.”

Bro. Ray served as UD’s president from 1979-2002. He now serves as the university’s Ferree Professor of Social Justice.

Former University of Dayton President Bro. Ray Fitz (center), with UD Rector Fr. Jim Fitz and current President Daniel Curran.

Former University of Dayton President Bro. Ray Fitz (center), with UD Rector Fr. Jim Fitz and current President Daniel Curran.

January 12, 2015
Bro. Robert Jones ordained as a deacon in Rome

The Marianist Province of the United States is pleased to congratulate Bro. Bob Jones, who was ordained as a deacon on Jan. 10 in Rome, Italy.

Bro. Bob was one of four Marianist brothers ordained in the chapel at Seminario Internazionale Chaminade, where he has been studying for the past three years. Other newly ordained Marianist deacons include Gautier Somé (Burkina Faso), Daniel Odero (Kenya) and Javier Sanz (Spain). Bro. Bob will return to the United States in the coming months for priestly ordination.

Attending the diaconate ordination of Bro. Bob Jones (center) were Bros. Armando Aneses, Charlie Johnson, Sean Downing and Lester Kaehler. Bros. Armando and Sean are also seminarians in Rome.

Attending the diaconate ordination of Bro. Bob Jones (center) were Bros. Armando Aneses, Charlie Johnson, Sean Downing and Lester Kaehler. Bros. Armando and Sean are also seminarians in Rome.