Volume 2, Number
PEACE & JUSTICE MEETING IN ROME
MARIANIST LAY ASSEMBLY
Saint Louis University was the site of the 2003 Continental Assembly of Marianist Lay Communities in North America July 17-20. Almost 150 lay Marianists from North America attended the event. Keynote speaker was Scott Appleby, who spoke on “Faith in Community and Culture.” Other speakers included Fr. David Fleming, general superior, and MLNNA President Marge Cavanaugh. The Office of Religious Life hosted an open house on July 18 at the Province offices for assembly participants.
ON THE MOVE
We pray that the transitions of the following Brothers will be blessed.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF...
Bro. Eugene Claret (Region of Switzerland), 90, who died July 9 in Sion, Switzerland. May he rest in peace. Bro. Eugene’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Fr. Melchor Alegre (Province of Zaragoza), 74, who died July 11 in Victoria, Spain. May he rest in peace. Fr. Melchor’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Nicholas Matter (Province of France), 92, who died July 11 in Antony, France. May he rest in peace. Bro. Nicholas’ obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
To read the obituary of Fr. Louis Reile, who died June 25 in San Antonio, Texas, please click here:
WEST COAST FLEUR
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF...
Bro. Don Smith (Governor’s Island, Huntsville, Ohio), who is recovering rapidly at Mercy Siena Woods from spinal surgery on July 9.
Fr. Tim Dwyer
(Maryland Avenue, St. Louis), who is successfully recovering from
surgery for a bone infection in his foot.
Mary Dempsey, 94, mother of Bro. Jack Dempsey (Marcella Road, Cleveland), who has been released from the University Hospital in Cleveland after tests showed no serious internal problems, but she is suffering from back pain.
Ann Condax, longtime worker with the Marianists in Baltimore, who has breast cancer.
Bro. Jim Christiana (Center Marianist Community, Honolulu), who is recovering from surgery to remove tumors on his brain.
Bro. Richard Rose (Mercy Siena Gardens, Dayton) was admitted to Miami Valley Hospital on Friday July 18 and will return to Mercy Siena as soon as a skilled nursing bed is available.
Bro. Norman Eckl (Indiana Avenue Marianist Community, Dayton) was treated at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for an acute blood clot in his left lung. He has returned to his community.
Bro. John Lemker (Marianist Novitiate, Dayton) continues his recovery at Mercy Siena from a broken leg.
PARTY AT THE PROVINCE
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Bro. Stephen Glodek was quoted in the Sunday, July 20, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding the desired attributes of a new archbishop for St. Louis. (Archbishop Justin Rigali is moving to the archdiocese of Philadelphia.) According to the article, Bro. Steve thinks a new archbishop should reach beyond his Catholic flock and be actively concerned about the needs of Jews, Protestants, Muslims and others. He also said he wants the new man to be open about priest assignments, finances and sexual abuse allegations. Bro. Steve said, "Transparency is really an important word in my vocabulary these days. Personality is less important. That's not as important as what a person does."
WHO’S DOING WHAT
Fr. Dan Doyle (Lincoln Street, Hollywood, Fla.) participated in the first North American Institute for Catholic Evangelization July 9-12 at the University of Portland (Oregon), sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of Portland and Vancouver. More than 450 participants attended. Fr. Doyle was invited as part of an Isaiah Preaching Team.
Bro. Jack Ventura (Lindell Blvd., St. Louis) has contributed to a book written by Barbara Darling to be published in August entitled, “Beginning Small Christian Communities: Minimum Structure, Maximum Life.” The book assists those who want to begin faith-sharing communities. To order, visit http://www.goodgroundpress.com/. Author, author!
Fr. Charles Miller will return to St. Mary’s University as professor of theology in August after completing his term as rector of the Ratisbonne Pontifical Institute — Christian Center for Jewish Studies. During his two-year term he facilitated transfer of the program from Jerusalem to Gregorian University in Rome. Welcome home!
Bro. Brian Zampier (Lindell Blvd., St. Louis), freelance artist, sketchbook journalist and juggler, had a piece accepted for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s national, juried exhibition, “Savvy: Media Influence in Contemporary Society.” The show runs July 20 to August 30 at the guild’s quarters at Oak Knoll Park in St. Louis. Congratulations!
Director, MSJC. The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative is seeking a part-time director to help articulate and implement a vision for social justice. Deadline for application is Aug. 29. For details about the position and application, please click here:
MSJC MEETING IN ST. LOUIS
The steering committee of the Marianist Social Justice Committee (MSJC) met July 17 in St. Louis. Back row (from left): Bros. Brian Halderman (death penalty issue team chair) and Bill Farrell, Fr. Ted Cassidy (steering committee chair), Bro. Don Geiger (ecology issue team chair), Bro. Bob Donovan, Jim Vogt and Bro. Richard Dix; front row (from left): Sr. Eileen Donovan (ex-officio), Nancy DeHonores and Sr. Leanne Jablonski. Not shown: Sr. Laola Hironaka.
SM 3 OFFICES
To read the July 15 issue of S.M. 3 Offices from Bro. Javier Anso, please click here: This issue includes details about the solidarity funds distributed by the GA in 2002.
THE WORD FROM BRO. DIX
to community business managers:
PLAYIN' BALL IN
ROSARY EXHIBIT AT UD
Interest in the praying of the rosary is growing, according to Fr. Johann Roten, director of the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton. This summer, visitors to the university's Marian Library Gallery can view more than 400 rosaries from around the world, including rosaries from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, France, Italy, Ireland and Czechoslovakia. The exhibit showcases about 60 rosaries from the library's own collection. The exhibit ends August 1.
Bro. Brian Halderman (Novitiate, Dayton) reports on the Marianist connection to the Mission Conception in San Antonio. It was founded by Franciscan Friars in 1731; from 1855 to 1911, the Society of Mary ministered to the people and farmed the land. For a short time, it served as a postulate and novitiate. The diocese later reclaimed it to establish an orphanage and seminary. Today the mission is an active diocesan parish. For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/saan/saanco01.htm
CAPE MAY POINT. To read the July issue of the The Beacon.com from the Marianist Family Retreat Center at Cape May Point, please click here:
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OUT AND ABOUT
To read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis, please click here:
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