Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M., professes first vows

Posted May 24, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Congratulations to Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M., who professed his first vows in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows while Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., assistant provincial, presented Allen with the Rule of Life. A reception and dinner followed at the Bergamo Retreat Center. Allen was an aspirant with the Casa Maria community in 2012-13.

Maria A. Smith, minister of liturgy at St. Mary’s University, sang her original composition, “To Do Your Will,” dedicated to Allen for this special celebration.

¡Viva Fiesta 2015!

Posted April 18, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News


Brother Brian and Aspirant Trini celebrate with Miss Fiesta 2015 at the Fiesta Oyster Bake VIP Reception at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, April 18.

Brothers at “The Quad” 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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Brothers at “The Quad” returned as Marianists from St. Mary’s University joined several Greek fraternities and sororities for the weekly gathering Friday, March 20.

Casa María Christmas Greetings 2014

Posted December 24, 2014 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Merry Christmas from Casa María!

General Administration visits Casa María

Posted December 6, 2014 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News


As part of their visit this week to the Marianist Province of the U.S. in San Antonio, members of the Society of Mary General Administration spent a day visiting the Casa María Marianist Community Saturday, Dec. 6. Events of the day included morning Mass, brunch, meetings with individual brothers, vespers and dinner.

Rev. Andre Fetis, S.M., the assistant general for the Office of Religious Life, celebrated the morning Eucharist where a total of 19 Marianists from five different communities attended (the General Administration, Woodlawn Community, Holy Rosary Community, Salve Community and host Casa María).

In the evening, Rev. Tim Eden, S.M., led first vespers and Rev. Jim Tobin, S.M., prepared a dinner featuring baked salmon and two types of ice cream cake (banana split and cookies and cream) for dessert.

Advent, study week, graduation, Christmas celebrated at final Casa Tuesday of 2014

Posted December 2, 2014 by casamariasm
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For the final Casa Tuesday of 2014, over 40 students, faculty, staff, Marianists and friends of the community gathered to celebrate Advent, study week, graduation and Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Fresh turkey soup and sandwiches—made from leftover Thanksgiving turkey—were featured on the menu that complemented the multi-themed decorations of Advent, graduation and Christmas! Casa Tuesdays will resume in 2015 when the semester begins Jan. 13.

Casa María gets Christmas tree early

Posted November 29, 2014 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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In what has been an annual tradition for the past four years, brothers from Casa María made a pilgrimage to Devine, Texas, to purchase its Christmas tree Saturday, Nov. 29. They chose an 8-foot Leyland Cypress tree not only because of its hypoallergenic properties, but because it does not shed as many needles as the other types.

Since the brothers arrived to Devine Acres Farm at 11 a.m., an hour earlier than the noon opening, they passed the time by having lunch at Pizza Hut. After cutting the tree down, they enjoyed Blue Bell ice cream for dessert on a party sunny afternoon with temperatures in the lower 70s. On the way home, the tree rode inside the community van while the brothers listened to Christmas music on 101.9 FM.

This year, the brothers decided to get the tree a week early since they will be hosting members of the General Administration next weekend.

To get to Devine Acres Farm, follow Highway 10 East to 35 South to Laredo, take the second Devine exit Hwy 173 and turn left on the fourth traffic light to Market Road 2200W. Destination will be about a mile down this road on the right.


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