Marianist Feast Days
May 12- Mary Mother of Graces and Mediatrix
May 13- Ascension and Our Lady of Fatima
May 23- Pentecost
May 24- Mary, Help of Christians
May 31- Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Welcome to the Pillars Marianist Lay Community!
On Saturday, April 24, seven students at the University of Dayton made their commitment as a Marianist Lay Community! The members of the Pillars Community were involved in a semester long formation process directed by LeeAnn Meyer, Bro. Mitch Schweickart, and Sr. Emily Sandoval. Their community name represents the pillars of the Marianist charism they strive to live by and also evokes the image of Our Lady of the Pillar. Please hold this new community in your prayers and welcome Andrew Buchanan, Diego A. Buxeda, Morgan Cox, Jack Dalton, Tyler Horton, Ashley Kush, and Nicole Vanvoorhis to the Marianist family.
Prayer for our Marianist Family in India
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
-LeeAnn Meyer, Head of Spirituality