“What is your take on Mary?” If you work at a Marianist institution, especially if you are in charge, this question may seem overwhelming. Father Joseph H. Lackner, in sobering candor, explores his relations with Mary. He draws upon literature and Scripture in his reflection and invites the audience to ponder and to grow in relationship with Mary.
A touching reflection on motherhood, filled with the joyous pains of childbirth and Jesus' suffering on the cross . . . told through the eyes of a mom armed with a cup of coffee and a rosary. (Article by Susan Handle Terbay)
Brother Raymond L. Fitz, SM, looks at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at the Mount St. John property in Dayton, Ohio. His words are a reflection and challenge for all Marianists--religious and lay.
How do we as Marianists begin to share who Mary is for us today, beyond cultural boundaries? One source is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. Father Rudy Vela, SM, explores the spiritual and cultural richness of Mary's connection to the Americas.
A shooting death in Cincinnati brings Brother Mitch Schweickart, SM, to a deeper understanding of Jesus' journey to Jerusalem. "I could not have predicted on Palm Sunday . . . that the next few days would plunge me into the passion and death commemorated by Holy Week celebrations."
Brian Halderman, as part of the Adèle Social Justice Project, talks about the emotional experience of protesting against the execution of an Ohio death row inmate. "That night changed me; it made me aware of the despair we face in times of death, whether it is the murder of a loved one or the execution of the perpetrator."
In this circular, Brother Thomas Giardino, SM, as General Assistant for Education, reminds us that the true end goal of teamwork is not accomplishment but mission. He looks at the importance of dialogue and teamwork in this missionary endeavor.
Father James L. Heft, SM, highlights three insights from the Marianist tradition of education--collaboration, the careful linking of heart and head, and an emphasis on institutional change--that can assist in the development of leadership.