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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 …

FamilyOnline July 2023

Encounter, Embrace, Engage The Lay Marianist Assembly 2023, a triennial meeting sponsored by the Marianist Lay Community-North America (MLC-NA), was held July 20–23 in St. Louis. For the 140 attendees from all across the United States, the four-day event was packed with engaging workshops, reflection groups, morning and afternoon prayers, ample time for social activities, …

FamilyOnline June 2023

Education for Liberation There was pomp and circumstance, caps and gowns, guest speakers and proud family members. What set this Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH) graduation apart was where the seven students studied – the Halawa Correctional Facility. Dr. Lynn Babington congratulates Albert Batalona In her opening remarks, Chaminade President Dr. Lynn Babington invoked a …

FamilyOnline May 2023

The Marianist Matchmaker Curious about the Marianists? Want to deepen your involvement with them or find a spiritual home with a Lay Marianist community? Those are the spiritual seekers Kateri Dillon wants to connect with in her new role as Community Engagement Coordinator for the Marianist Lay Community-North America (MLC-NA). “My job is to identify and …

FamilyOnline April 2023

Meet Us at the Crossroads II Marianist schools challenged us last month to find a way to support the goals of Marianist Family Encounters Project (MFEP), a response to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth outlined by Pope Francis in the proposals, Global Compact on Education and Laudato Sí Action …