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FamilyOnline May 2024

Graduates of Resilience – Commencements of Hope One of the characteristics of a Marianist education is Adaptation and Change. Many 2024 university graduates had to begin their college journeys adapting to an environment of social distancing and virtual learning while developing skills to create positive change. Commencement speeches everywhere included the challenges students faced. However, …

FamilyOnline April 2024

Earth Day Is Everyday for Marianists Earth Day was celebrated this spring on April 22 with environmental activities across the globe. For the Marianist Family Encounters Project, protecting the planet is a year-round pursuit. The Marianist Family wants to thank all those who devote time and energy to making an ecological difference around campuses and …

FamilyOnline March 2024

Forever Marianist If you stroll around University of Dayton, you’ll inevitably notice a palpable sense of community, intellectual curiosity, and a faith-filled welcoming presence – hallmarks of the Marianist Charism. Marianist Educational Associates But it’s when you shake hands with a Marianist Educational Associate (MEA), one of 127 specially trained faculty and staff at UD, …

FamilyOnline February 2024

A Time of Hope Lent is known as a time of sacrifice and repentance, but it is also a time of great hope. These 40 days offer us an opportunity to restore our relationships – with God, our families, neighbors, and the environment. To renew our relationship with God, we must first heal our relationship …

FamilyOnline January 2024

Marianist University Students SEEK the Light When Pope St. John Paul II visited St. Louis in 1999 for a pastoral visit, he told a gathering of young people, “You are children of the light! You belong to Christ, and he has called you by name.” Twenty-five years later, nearly 20,000 participants converged on St. Louis …

FamilyOnline December 2023

Beauty and the Birth of Jesus When Brian Showalter heard about Nativities and the Natural World, University of Dayton’s annual Christmas exhibit at the Roesch Library with more than 100 nativity scenes from 31 countries, he knew it was the perfect activity for his second-grade Cub Scout troop. “I try to make scouting about experiencing …

FamilyOnline November 2023

Table of Life & Faith The hope is you retain the grace of gratitude long after the Thanksgiving leftovers are gobbled and gone. Sometimes, that's easier said than done. The hustle and bustle of the upcoming Christmas season with elves on shelves can challenge the patience of many parents; in contrast, the silent nights of …

FamilyOnline October 2023

Teaching Transcends Borders and Time A creative seed planted by Bro. Bob Resing in 1970 has today blossomed into a flourishing art curriculum and a new building named after him in Australia. Bro. Bob received a letter this summer from Emmanuel College, a Catholic high school in the Marianist tradition located in Melbourne, where he …

FamilyOnline September 2023

NCIS Chaminade — Reality, not TV It’s not a spinoff of the television series NCIS: Hawai’i. They don’t go around pointing guns at people or detonating bombs. They certainly don’t solve major crimes in an hour. But, five Chaminade University of Honolulu alumni do help keep Hawaii safe. ​​As special agents for the Hawaii Field …

FamilyOnline August 2023

Students Start School With Marianist Spirit Marianist schools and universities across the country opened their doors in August to new and returning students with welcome arms and heartfelt rituals. One example was the Marianist Leadership Program (MLP) at St. Mary’s University, which showcased the gift of hospitality with two weeks of activities aimed at helping …