January 6, 2016
Three Make Perpetual Professions in India
It was a joyful start to the new year when three brothers of the District of India professed perpetual vows on Jan. 3. Bros. Santosh Savarimuthu, Pratap Guria and Julius Tete made their perpetual professions at the Marianist Novitiate in Ranchi. Fr. Marty Solma, provincial of the Province of the United States, presided at the ceremony and received the vows with Bro. Augustus Surin, district superior.
November 24, 2015
Marianists quoted in National Geographic article
Marianists Fr. Bertrand Buby and Fr. Johann Roten are quoted in the cover story of the December issue of National Geographic magazine. Both Fr. Bert and Fr. Johann are recognized Marian scholars. Fr. Bert is a distinguished member of the faculty at the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton. Fr. Johann was director of IMRI for 15 years and now serves as director of research and special projects.
The University of Dayton’s Marian Library also recently launched an expanded website on the Blessed Mother. The site is appropriate for researchers and for those who simply wish to learn more about the “world’s most powerful woman.”
October 12, 2015
Bob Jones Ordained Marianist Priest
With gratitude to God and happy grins all around, members of the Marianist Family witnessed the priestly ordination of Robert Craig Jones on Oct. 3 at Queen of Apostles Chapel on the campus of Mount St. John. Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, presided at the ordination. Congratulations, Fr. Bob!
October 12, 2015
Bro. Brandon Professes Perpetual Vows
In a colorful, joyful ceremony on Sept. 19, 2015, Bro. Brandon Alana-Maugaotega professed perpetual vows as a Marianist brother. Joined by a crowd of family, friends and members of the Society of Mary, Bro. Brandon made a commitment to live a life of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability. The ceremonty took place at Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus of Chaminade University. Marianist Provincial Fr. Martin Solma presided.
September 15, 2015
Cleveland Event Commemorates 159 Years of Service
More than 300 friends and members of the Marianist Family gathered with approximately three dozen members of the Society of Mary for a Mass and reception commemorating the Marianists’ 159 years of service in the Diocese of Cleveland. Bishop Richard Lennon celebrated the Sept. 13 Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Following Mass, the event continued with a reception at One Cleveland Center. Featured speakers in a brief formal program included Terry Roncagli of the Cathedral Latin Alumni Association and Gregory Clifford, chair of the pastoral council at St. Aloysius Parish. Both spoke of the lasting influence of the Marianists through their work at schools and parishes.