Happy birthday, Fr. Tim

Posted September 23, 2014 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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On the first day of fall, Sept. 23, 2014, Casa Maria celebrated Fr. Tim Eden’s birthday vigil. Nearly 50 St. Mary’s students, staff, faculty, friends and Marianists sang “Happy Birthday” and “Las Mananitas” to him. His chocolate birthday cake was a colorful candy confection consisting of M&Ms and KitKat bars. Matching M&M cookies were also served during this joyful celebration of Fr. Tim’s life.

Marianist Martyrs honored during Hispanic heritage month

Posted September 16, 2014 by casamariasm
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Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off today on Dieciséis de Septiembre (Mexican Independence Day). During Casa Mariía’s celebration of Hispanic heritage, more than 40 St. Mary’s students, staff, faculty and friends joined the Marianists to honor the martyrs of Ciudad Real (feast day is on Sept. 18). Everyone enjoyed the chalupa dinner and desserts (chocoflan, carlota de limón and Mexican wedding cookies).

Hail, Holy Queen

Posted September 9, 2014 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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Casa María observed the feast days of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sept. 8), the Most Holy Name of Mary (Sept. 12) and Our Lady of Sorrows (Sept. 15) with a special cake in her honor. More than 50 St. Mary’s students, staff, faculty, friends and Marianists indulged in a blue and white “polka dot” cake enrobed in white fondant and trimmed with “bling.” A shiny crown and letter M were additional dessert details on the cake fit for the Queen of Heaven!

Back to school with the brothers

Posted September 2, 2014 by casamariasm
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More than 30 St. Mary’s students, faculty and staff joined the Marianist brothers for a back to school celebration on the first Casa Tuesday of the new academic year. Following prayer and a buffet dinner of chili dogs, thematic desserts were served. Chocolate chalkboard cupcakes (in the collegiate colors of yellow cake and blue frosting) along with A+ apple cookies symbolized a sweet start to a successful school year.

Casa María hosts Labor Day barbecue with new charcoal grill

Posted September 1, 2014 by casamariasm
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The brothers of Casa María celebrated the Labor Day holiday by hosting a barbecue for nearly 60 Marianists, family and friends of the community on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

Using a newly purchased charcoal grill outdoors in 100+ degree heat, the brothers barbecued 15 pounds of chicken and 64 hot dogs. “Not a single piece of meat was left over,” Bill Behringer, community director, said.

Following a holiday schedule, the brothers celebrated community Mass at 9 a.m. and the festivities began at 5 p.m. when guests arrived promptly.

Burgers with the Brothers 2014

Posted August 26, 2014 by casamariasm
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Nearly 600 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the Marianists gathered for Burgers with the Brothers Tuesday evening, Aug. 20. Over 400 hamburgers, 200 hot dogs and 10 water melons were served at the lawn of Casa María during this annual event co-sponsored by Student Government Association, Marianist Leadership Program and the Marianists.

Casa María welcomes new member, attends appreciation dinner during first weekend

Posted August 23, 2014 by casamariasm
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The brothers of Casa María spent their first weekend of the new year by welcoming their newest member, Aspirant Trini, Friday morning, Aug. 22 and attending the Marianist appreciation dinner Saturday evening, Aug. 23. At the dinner, Rev. Marty Solma, provincial of the Marianist Province of the U.S., met Trini in person for the first time. The dinner, held to honor the contributions of the Marianists at St. Mary’s, was hosted by the University President’s Office at the University Center conference room A.


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