Posted tagged ‘Society of Mary’

Brothers celebrate Memorial Day with Holy Rosary Community

May 28, 2018

The Casa María Marianist Community celebrated the official beginning of the summer season with a Memorial Day barbecue hosted by the Holy Rosary Community, Monday, May 28. In the video, Brother Mark Motz, S.M., shares what is on the menu and why it was important for both communities — which are about 100 yards apart — to celebrate this holiday together.

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.

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

October 8, 2016

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)

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

May 21, 2016

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.

CCHS Marianists host Super Bowl party

February 7, 2010

Provincial-designate Marty (center), stands between Colts-Fan Bob and Saints-Fan Norman

About 40 Marianists from the San Antonio area gathered for the annual Super Bowl party at the Central Catholic High School Marianist Community on Sun., Feb. 7.

Warm chili, drinks, fresh fruits and vegetables were served while a large rendition of game was projected on the wall in the school’s conference room.

While a majority of the crowd left at halftime, most of the brothers of Casa María stayed well into the second half to witness the Saints win over the Colts 31-17.

More photos on our Flickr set.

“Who Dat?” video features CCHS Marianists

February 3, 2010

Central Catholic High School salutes the New Orleans Saints and Tom Benson on their journey to the 2010 Super Bowl. This video features all Marianists on staff at the school, including several brothers of Casa María.

Tom, owner of the New Orleans Saints and a San Antonio businessman, is a longtime Central Catholic supporter. Last September, thanks to a $4 million gift by Tom and Gayle Benson and Family, the school renamed its stadium to honor the memory of his son.

Casa María hosts CCHS post-game party

January 30, 2010

About 30 faculty and staff from Central Catholic high school celebrated a basketball victory over Antonian Prep with a post-game party at Casa María. The game was held a few yards from the community at the Alumni Athletics and Convocation Center on the campus of St. Mary’s University. St. Mary’s alumnus and CCHS faculty member Jose Gonzalez conducted the interviews on video and served as the photographer.

More photos on our Flick set.

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