b'Learn more about the Marianists at marianist.com.I nsideMOTHER OF SACRED SCRIPTURE 4With multiple references, the Blessed Mother is central to the faith in the New Testament. A STITCH A TIME6Faithful donor Mary Kay Fitzgerald has sewn together more than 50 years of creative, loving service.Father Oscar Vasquez, SMProvincial THEIR LEGACY LIVES ON 8Brother Bernard Ploeger, SMAssistant Provincial Though their school closed in 1971, alumni remain big supporters of Marianist education.Bernadette McCaffrey GronerCommunications Director SAINTHOOD CAUSES FOR OUR TIME11Dave LueckingEditor A new poster and QR codes bring the story of Marianist Blesseds to a youthful audience. WritersKevin ConwayFr. Bert Buby, SM ON THE MOVE 16Kathleen NelsonSenior Marianist brothers and priests in Dayton, Ohio, thrive in new living community.PhotographersSid HastingsConor McEnteeKathleen Nelson DEPARTMENTSJulie WallingContributors Provincial Letter. 2John BauerChaminade College Preparatory School, St. Louis Marianist Table.20Annie and Mary Kay FitzpatrickGetty ImagesMarianist News 22Marian Library, University of DaytonNorth American Center for Marianist Studies Tom Paule PhotographyErik Schelkun, Elsestar ImagesGraphic designJean Lopez, Lopez Needleman Graphic Design, Inc.Copy editingJane D. Palisch, JP Marketing CommunicationsFront cover: Jack Fischer (Class of 1966) and otherMcBride High School alumni worship at the Masspreceding the alumnis Hall of Fame induction cere-mony at Chaminade College Preparatory School inSt. Louis.ALIVE Vol. 20, No. 3Fall/Winter 2023ALIVEis published three times a year (Spring, Summer,Fall/Winter) by the Marianist Province of the UnitedStates, 4425 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.For feedback or story ideas, please contact the editor,Dave Luecking, at [email protected]. For changesto your mailing address or to subscribe, please [email protected] 6 16The Society of Mary(Marianists) is an internationalRoman Catholic religious congregation of priests andbrothers. The Marianist Province of the United Statescomprises about 200 professed brothers and priestsserving in the United States.The Province also includes communities and ministries in India, Ireland and Mexico. In the United States, it sponsorsthree universities: University of Dayton in Ohio, St. Marys University in San Antonio and ChaminadeUniversity of Honolulu, as well as 17 high schools/middle schools, four parishes and four retreat centers.The congregation has been present in the UnitedStates since 1849 when the Marianists came toCincinnati. Blessed William Joseph Chaminadefounded the Society of Mary in 1817.Subscribe Now! For a free subscription to ALIVE magazine, email [email protected] and writeALIVE subscription in the subject line. Provide your name, address and phone number.Printed on recycled paper. marianist.com'