marianist.com/donate • 21 of three community members that illustrate their commitment to the mission, buoyed by prayer and a deep sense of purpose. While the light lasts — Brother Ed Loch, 78 Brother Ed keeps a whirlwind schedule. For more than three decades, he has served as the full-time archivist for the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Every Saturday morning, he visits adolescents at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center, offering prayers, Bible readings and discussions. “This may be the only contact they have with religion,” says Brother Ed, ”so it must be interesting, be short enough to hold their attention and give them something to chew on.” After the detention center, he heads to the grocery store and does the food shopping for the community. He cooks Sunday dinner at least once a month. “I try not to do the same thing twice within a few years. I also like to bake, and I made about 100 dozen cookies for the last Christmas party at the detention center. “We spread the Gospel by our actions, not just our words,” says Brother Ed. “Being a Marianist is giving of yourself. But I wouldn’t be able to do my work without my daily meditation prayer time. It’s the greatest joy of my ministry. “I will work while the light lasts,” he says. As long as I am able — Father Jim Mueller, 83 Father Jim has come full circle after more than 60 years of ministry. He was raised in San Antonio and returned after stints all over the world, from Canada to Switzer- land to Japan to the South Pacific. He serves as director of the Marianist community and also is a substitute teacher at Central Catholic High School. Although his travels have slowed, he remains devoted to Tecaboca: A Marianist Center for Spiritual Renewal, a camp 85 miles northwest of San Antonio. Father Jim spends summers at the camp, acting as chaplain to the young boys and teaching them how to fish. He also serves as chaplain for a Above: Father Jim Mueller, SM PHOTO: ROBIN JERSTAD