January 2020
Happy New Year! NACMS is busy planning new opportunities for you to learn more about Marianist topics and deepen your spiritual life in 2020. Keep reading to learn about our latest offerings.
In celebration of 200 years of Marianist Education, NACMS is presenting  The Gift of Marianist Education , two webinars for all members of the Marianist Family. The first, on Tuesday March 3, 2020, will focus on middle and high school education; the second, on Wednesday March 4, 2020 will focus on university education. Each webinar will run from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST and each will include a panel of Marianist educators sharing their experiences of the gift that Marianist Education has been for them and their students and their hopes for its future. You are welcome to participate in either or both. The webinars are free of charge, but registration is required. To find out more and to register, click here . The deadline for registration is February 25, 2020 .
 The Spirit of Saragossa retreat was originally designed as a 30-day directed retreat for Marianist brothers and sisters preparing for perpetual vows.This 30-day retreat was developed in 2008 by an international team of Marianist brothers, sisters, and priests; since then, many Marianist religious from around the world have experienced it. However, few religious and lay Marianists have been able to experience its richness due to the retreat's length. As a result, we have adapted the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat to be a "Retreat in Daily Life," which allows people to experience the retreat who otherwise would be unable to do a 30-day retreat. To learn more or find the application click here .
New Year Prayer
As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends.
Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed.
Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant God's name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.
Let us remember that we are all one.
May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.

- Rev. Marcy Sheremetta

North American Center for Marianist Studies
Dayton, OH 45430-1083

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