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Casa Tuesday celebrates Marianist bicentennial

October 4, 2017

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As part of the bicentennial celebration of the Society of Mary, students, alumni and friends of the Casa María community gathered to celebrate Casa Tuesday on Oct. 3, 2017.

Casa Maria celebrates Marianist bicentennial

October 2, 2017

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“To know, love and serve” – brothers from the Casa María Marianist Community in San Antonio, Texas, celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Mary: Seated: Rev. Tim Eden, Rev. Jim Tobin, Rev. Bill Behringer, Brother Brian Zampier. Standing: Aspirant Leno Ceballos, Brother Mike Sullivan, Brother Dennis Bautista, Aspirant Jordan Stewart, Brother José Julián Matos Auffant. Photo taken October 2, 2017.

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.