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Leno and Jordan officially welcomed into aspirancy program

August 15, 2017

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Aspirants Leno Ceballos and Jordan Stewart officially were received into the Casa María Marianist community during the Rite of Acceptance as part of the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Two profess first vows as Marianist sisters

May 27, 2017

Congratulations to Sisters Gabrielle Bibeau and Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, FMI, who professed their first vows as Marianist sisters in the Daughters of Mary Immaculate on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Dayton, Ohio. Approximately 250 attended the Eucharist at the University of Dayton Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. James Schimelpfening, S.M., was the main celebrant and homilist. Sister Laura Leming, FMI, received the vows. Sisters Gabrielle and Caitlin are alumnae of the University of Dayton and spent their first year of novitiate in San Antonio, Texas, in 2015-16.

Final Casa Tuesday celebrates grads

May 9, 2017

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As has been the custom in the past few years, Casa María honored graduating students with a special blessing, meal and dessert as the final Casa Tuesday of the academic year, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Three undergraduates and two law students wore graduation caps and received a special blessing by Rev. Jim Tobin, S.M.

To Know, Love and Serve – by Maria A. Smith

January 27, 2017

“To know, love and serve” by Maria A. Smith
In honor of the Marianist bicentennial – recorded during the St. Mary’s University Marianist Heritage Mass at Holy Rosary Parish 1/26/2017

With great thanksgiving
and loving praise
we come to bless
your name O God!
Your goodness is unending
your mercy is profound.
With Mary you have called us
to know, love and serve.

As we look to our past
we remember our mission
and our call:
to know, love and serve
with the passion of Christ,
with hearts ever open to your life.

May we listen with care
as you speak of the yearnings
of your heart.
With Mary we come
to surrender our will;
to serve all who thirst for your love.

Let these jars filled with fears
become empty and purified.
Renew our hearts,
may our “yes” be sincere
as we bring your compassion
to our world.

Send your spirit of hope
to refresh and renew our hearts.
Together as one
we bear witness to Christ
to see peace and justice
once again.

Casa Maria Christmas Greetings 2016

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016 from the Casa María Marianist Community.

Casa Tuesday celebrates feast of St. Nicholas

December 6, 2016

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Close to 30 students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the Marianists gathered to celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas and the final Casa Tuesday of the fall 2016 semester, Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Brothers bring home fresh Christmas tree

December 3, 2016

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In what has become tradition since 2010, the Casa María Marianist Community cut down a live Christmas tree from Devine Acres Farm. With temperatures in the mid-50 and rain, the brothers brought towels and umbrellas and moved quickly to select a tree before getting caught in heavy rain. Measuring 8 feet tall before being cut, the Leyland Cypress rode home in the back rows of the community van. Previous years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.