Archive for the ‘Community News’ category

Brothers spend weekend retreat at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Retreat Center

April 15, 2018

After nine years, the brothers of Casa Maria returned to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Retreat Center for their spring semester retreat, April 13-15, 2018.

Casa Maria Christmas greetings 2017

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Casa María Marianist Community 2017.

It’s snowing on campus – 12/07/2017

December 7, 2017

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Brothers cut down 10-foot tree for Christmas

December 2, 2017

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The annual tradition continues with a trip to Devine Acres Farm to purchase a Christmas tree, Saturday, Dec. 2. Having learned from previous years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), the brothers set out to purchase a 10-foot Leyland Cypress to fill the area where the tree is displayed in the community.

With four making the trip, the tree rode on top of the community van on the way back.

Weather conditions were sunny in the mid 70s so they prepared by bringing ice water to stay cool and hydrated. They also remembered to bring towels to place next to the tree so they can lie of them while cutting the tree down.

To get there from campus, head down Esmerelda Street and take left on Highway 90, which then becomes Highway 10 East. Then follow 35 South Laredo and take Devine/Jordantown Exit to Hwy 173 (WalMart is right at that corner). Then turn left on the fourth traffic light to Market Road 2200W. Destination is about a mile down this road on the right.

Rev. Armando Añeses, S.M., ordained to priestly ministry

November 25, 2017

¡Felicidades a P. Armando José Añeses Bocanegra, S.M.! Congratulations to Rev. Armando Añeses, S.M., who was ordained to the priestly ministry of Jesus Christ in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at Colegio San Jose, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

The Most Rev. Mons. Roberto Octavio González Nieves, OFM, archbishop of Puerto Rico, celebrated the Eucharist. Armando was a second year novice living at the Casa Maria community in 2005. (Video: 7:29)

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.