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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.

 

 

 

 

December 10, 2014
New Video on Ministry in Africa

The Marianists have served in Eastern Africa since 1957, raising up impoverished people through education, job skills training and human development ministries. We invite you to watch this brief video highlighting the important work Marianist brothers and priests are doing in service to some of the “least of these” in the family of Christ.

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Learn more about Marianist ministries in Eastern Africa

Students at Our Lady of Nazareth School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Students at Our Lady of Nazareth School in Nairobi, Kenya.

November 4, 2014
Bro. Rigoberto professes perpetual vows

Bro. Rigoberto Martínez Hernández professed perpetual vows in the Society of Mary at the chapel near the community residence in Querétaro, Mexico, on Nov. 1, Feast of All Saints.

Sector Superior Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González presided, Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth gave the homily, and Fr. Marty Solma, provincial, received the vows. Bro. Rigoberto, 28, professed first vows with the Marianists in 2008.

At the vow profession in Querétaro, Mexico: Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González, sector superior, Bro. Rigoberto, and Fr. Marty Solma, provincial

At the vow profession in Querétaro, Mexico: Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González, sector superior, Bro. Rigoberto, and Fr. Marty Solma, provincial

October 16, 2014
UD honors Bro. Ray Fitz with building renaming

The University of Dayton honored its former president Bro. Raymond Fitz on Oct. 15 by renaming a prominent building in his honor.

Bro. Ray is UD’s longest-serving president, having held the post from 1979 to 2002. The building, formerly called College Park Center, is now Raymond L. Fitz Hall.

Bro. Ray’s brother, UD Rector Fr. Jim Fitz, offered the blessing on the building.

Read the story from the Dayton Daily News.

Bro. Raymond Fitz (right) watches as his brother, Fr. Jim Fitz, blesses the new Raymond L. Fitz Hall at the University of Dayton. Photo by Larry Burgess, UD

Bro. Raymond Fitz (right) watches as his brother, Fr. Jim Fitz, blesses the new Raymond L. Fitz Hall at the University of Dayton.      Photo by Larry Burgess, UD