Casa Tuesday celebrates feast of St. Nicholas

Posted December 6, 2016 by casamariasm
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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

Posted December 3, 2016 by casamariasm
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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.

Marianist bicentennial icon and presidential cookies

Posted November 12, 2016 by casamariasm
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The Marianist bicentennial icon made its first public appearance in the United States during a prayer service at the Casa Maria Marianist Community as part of the “Casa Tuesday” festivities Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Over 50 gathered at the community to pray with the traveling Marianist bicentennial icon then vote on a special election for the best presidential cookie recipe, a community tradition that was held in 2008 (scroll down about halfway) and 2012.

The icon is a special display that is part of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters) and the Society of Mary (Marianist Brothers and Priests). It is traveling throughout the world where Marianists are located during the bicentennial period of May 25, 2016 to Jan. 22, 2018. Casa Maria community member Brother Brian Zampier, S.M., visited Mexico to pick it up and bring it to San Antonio.

The icon was displayed at the community chapel and visitors signed a guest book to record their visit. A social and supper followed the brief evening prayer when guests participated in a special cookie election featuring recipes from Melania Trump and the Clinton Family. The results of this election were 38-6 in favor of the chocolate chip cookie recipe, matching the national results collected by Family Circle magazine.

Rev. Sean Downing, S.M. ordained to priestly ministry

Posted October 8, 2016 by casamariasm
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Congratulations to Rev. Sean Downing, S.M., who was ordained to the priestly ministry of Jesus Christ in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the University of Dayton in Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016.

The Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, celebrated the Eucharist. A reception followed at the Kennedy Union Center. Sean is a current member of the Casa Maria Marianist Community on the campus of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. (Video: 15:03)

Two profess perpetual vows in the Society of Mary

Posted September 24, 2016 by casamariasm
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Congratulations to Brothers Michael Chiuri, S.M. and Brandon Paluch, S.M., who professed their perpetual vows in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Pillar in St. Louis, Missouri, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received their vows.

Burgers with the Brothers 2016

Posted August 23, 2016 by casamariasm
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Over 600 students, faculty, staff and alumni at St. Mary’s gathered on the lawn of the Casa María Marianist Community for “Burgers with the Brothers” on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Now in its 13th year, this annual event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and hosted by the Marianists of the Casa María Community.

Brother Justin Quiroz, S.M., professes first vows

Posted May 21, 2016 by casamariasm
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Congratulations to Brother Justin Quiroz, 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 21, 2016. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows while Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., assistant provincial, presented Justin with the Rule of Life. A reception and dinner followed at the Kennedy Union Center on the campus of the University of Dayton. Justin, a graduate of St. Mary’s University in 2013, was an aspirant with the Casa María community in 2013-14.