LIFE is a Celebration!
|Brian Reavey |
Marianist LIFE invites you to attend Marianist Family Gatherings this summer.
Join the LIFE communities for prayer, fellowship and food, as well as to say farewell to Brian Reavey (outgoing national coordinator).
Dayton, OH July 16
Mountain Home, TX July 17
The MLNNA Leadership Team wants your opinion. We are embarking on a strategic plan and are gathering input from members around the country. These members are being invited to participate in an interview about their experience of MLNNA, commmunity life, and life as a Lay Marianist. If you have not been contacted but would like to be please notify Kay Stone who will be happy to arrange for someone to be in touch with you!
Marianist Formation Opportunities
Marianist Studies: The Life and Legacy of William Joseph Chaminade
Course Dates: August 7 - August 27
Registration: June 21 - August 3
2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Joseph Chaminade. NACMS is commemorating this event by offering a special three-week webinar exploring the events in his lifetime and the legacy of his vision today. People new to the Marianist Family will find this course offers an easy entry into the life of Blessed Chaminade while veteran members of the Marianist Family will be challenged to reflect on how they are consciously participating in the legacy of the Founder in the 21st Century. Click HERE for more details.
Marianist Manna: Feeding Ourselves in Further Formation
The Edgar and Nassau Communities in Dayton invite those in the area to join them as they welcome Carol Ramey to join in potluck dinners and presentations about the history, vision, and charism of the Marianists. The first gathering was on June 30th. 25 people from various Dayton communities joined together to discuss the life of Fr. Chaminade. The hosts would like to see their house bursting at the seams. So feel free to attend in the future even if you didn't make the first one. Attend any or all of them! See the full details here. RSVP or get more information by contacting Caitlin Cronin Bennett at email@example.com
Read a Good Book Lately?
Summertime is also great for reading! The following books, though a couple years old, are wonderful stories with great insights.
The Secret Life of Bees (great images of Mary and role of strong women)
The Shack (great images of God and the Holy Trinity)
Nickled and Dimed (reporter lives out of hotels and works at Walmart making minimum wage and documenting her lifestyle along the way)
Discussion questions for all three of the above can easily be found on the internet.
A good Marianist read is Our Marianist Heritage by Joe Stefanelli, SM and can be purchased from NACMS. It's a short book and a great primer on Chaminade, Christ, Mary, three offices, system of virtues, etc.
All the above are great personal reading and also good for community conversations. If you know of other good books, share your suggestions with us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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