October, 2021

The Guest Writer this month is Martha Jeong, National Responsible for Incheon, Korea. She speaks about ways the MLCs in the Incheon area of Korea are learning to LIVE the Marianist Spirituality. And then we see how this commitment carries over into their choice of Mission. Giving up plasic is not easy in our world today!

Then I share a new video that the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS) just released. It tells the wonderful story about the SM General Chapter of 1981 held in Linz, Austria. The SM Rule of Life was rewritten to reflect the Vatican II Spirit, and a deeper understanding of Chaminade's vision for the SM and the Marianist Family. The Holy Spirit was working overtime with the Brothers at that meeting! It is exciting to hear the story from the Brothers' own words!

I end by asking all of our readers to pray for our International Leadership Team as we conduct our last face-to-face meeting together during this term. We will be preparing for the International Lay Assembly which will occur in the summer of 2022 in Madrid, Spain. We have much to do as our branch grows into our role of becoming good stewards of the Marianist Charism.

And FINALLY, I want to Congratulate(!) newly ordained Fr. Michael Ki from Korea. You can see his picture in the second story by our guest writer, Martha Jeong. It is always exciting to see our Marianist Family growing--both vowed and lay!
Marceta Fleming Reilly