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May 23, 2016
Welcome, brother! Justin Quiroz professes first vows

It was a joyful celebration at Queen of Apostles Chapel on May 21, as Justin Quiroz professed first vows as a Marianist brother.

Fr. Martin Solma, provincial, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows. Bro. Joe Kamis, assistant provincial, presented Justin with the Marianist Rule of Life.

A reception and dinner followed at the Kennedy Union Center on the campus of the University of Dayton. Justin is a 2013 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

New Marianist Bro. Justin Quiroz with Fr. Bill Behringer.

New Marianist Bro. Justin Quiroz with Fr. Bill Behringer.

April 12, 2016
Fr. Richard Kuhn 70th jubilee

The 2016 Marianist jubilee season began in a fitting way, with recognition of a senior jubilarian, Fr. Richard Kuhn. Fr. Richard celebrated the 70th anniversary of his first profession of vows on April 3 at St. Joseph Church, Fullerton, in Baltimore, one day before his 88th birthday.

Fr. Bill Meyer, Province assistant for religious life, celebrated the jubilee Mass.

Fr. Bill Meyer accepts Fr. Richards recommitment to his vows as a Marianist.

Fr. Bill Meyer accepts Fr. Richard Kuhn‘s recommitment to his vows as a Marianist.

Fr. Richard, center, is joined by friends and family following his jubilee celebration Mass April 3, 2016.

Fr. Richard, center, is joined by friends and family following his jubilee celebration Mass April 3, 2016.

February 23, 2016
Bro. Francisco González marks 25 years at CSJ

A Mass of recognition was celebrated for Bro. Francisco González, president of Colegio San José in early February to mark his 25 years of commitment to the school in Rio Piedras (San Juan), Puerto Rico. Fr. Martin Solma, provincial of the Marianists in the United States, along with Bro. Stephen Glodek, former U.S. provincial, and Bro. Tom Giardino, assistant for education for the Marianists, were in attendance to honor Bro. Francisco. Read more (en Español).

 

Bro. Francisco González receives a portrait of the Blessed Mother from Bro. Tom Giardino in recognition of Bro. Francisco's service to Colegio San José.

Bro. Francisco González (right) receives a portrait of the Blessed Mother from Bro. Tom Giardino in recognition of Bro. Francisco’s service to Colegio San José.

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.

Bros. Santosh Savarimuthu, Pratap Guria and Julius Tete following their perpetual vow ceremony. Photo courtesy of Bro. Dennis Schmitz

Bros. Santosh Savarimuthu, Pratap Guria and Julius Tete following their perpetual vow ceremony.

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.

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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.”