b'Learn more about the Marianists at marianist.com.I N S I D E 4 A WINNING GAME PLANElvis Grbac, former NFL quarterback, came home to work at hisalma mater, a Marianist-sponsored school in Cleveland, where hisfaith and love for kids is making a difference. 4Father Oscar Vasquez, SM 8 RECIPE FOR JOYProvincial For more than 70 years, Marianist Brother Leo Slays ministry in foodBrother Bernard Ploeger, SMAssistant Provincial service was seasoned with humility, delight and a gift for hospitality.Jan D. Dixon 10 THE FORTY-FIVE-YEAR CLUB: A HEART FOR MINISTRYEditorBernadette McCaffrey Groner For more than four decades, Mary Lawson, Rosie Ribeinski andCommunications ManagerJeannine Smiley have worked for the Marianist Mission, a place Ann MuellerCommunications Specialist that has captured their hearts and devotion. 8Contributing writersKevin Conway 14 WHEN DEEP SPEAKS TO DEEPAlex Z. SalinasJohn SchroederPhotography A new Marianist retreat beckons participants to deepen their under-Ken Blaze, cover, pages 4-5, 7Morgan Day, page 19 (right) standing of the mysteries of Jesus and Mary and allows them toLarry Gatz, page 20Al Golub, page 6 transform their daily lives.Cole Hepp, page 16Robin Jerstad, page 8Ben Robinson, pages 11-13 16 COMMUNITY AS CRUCIBLE AND CATALYST 16Julie Walling, pages 17, 19Photos courtesy Marianist Student Communities,page 18 University of Dayton students continue experimenting with inten-Graphic design tional Marianist communities, offering a counter-cultural witnessJean Lopez, Lopez Needleman Graphic Design, Inc.Front cover and new life to the charism.Elivs Grbac, a former NFL quaterback, returned toVilla Angela-St. Joseph High School to direct the Marianist Urban Students Program (MUSP); he isshown here with MUSP student Delesia Hall, page 4.ALIVEDEPARTMENTSVol. 17, No. 2Summer 2020Provincial Letter. 2ALIVEis published three times a year (Spring,Summer, Fall/Winter) by the Marianist Province of the United States. Comments welcomed. Direct Making a Difference.20to the editor: Jan D. Dixon, Marianist Province ofthe United States, 4425 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, 2019 Annual Report21MO 63108 or jdixon@sm-usa.org. Changes to themailing list, email marianist@marianist.com.The Society of Mary(Marianists) is an internationalRoman Catholic religious congregation of priests andbrothers. The Marianist Province of the United Statescomprises about 240 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/ Subscribe Now!middle schools, five parishes and four retreat centers.The order has been present in the United States For a free subscription to ALIVE magazine, email marianist@marianist.com and writesince 1849 when the Marianists came to Cincinnati.Blessed William Jospeh Chaminade founded the ALIVE subscription in the subject line. Provide your name, address and phone number.Society of Mary in 1817.marianist.comPrinted on recycled paper.'