Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Foundation Day

The Marianists of the Province of Meribah give thanks to God today as we celebrate Foundation Day! Our Province began in 1976 with our founding fathers, Fr. Francis Keenan, S.M. and Fr. Philip Eichner, S.M.

The Brothers' motto, Servire Quam Sentire, captures well the spirit which animates the members of the Province. We seek to put our own fears and reservations aside, and to serve the Lord with gladness and with joy.

The works of the Province have expanded since its initial foundation. Under the Meribah banner are: Chaminade High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School (including the Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School Division, for sixth, seventh and eight-graders); and St. Martin de Porres Marianist School (pre-k though eighth grade). The Province also runs three retreat houses which are: Meribah, Emmanuel, and Founder's Hollow.

The Province of Meribah was created, it has maintained the common life of prayer, the common dress of the religious habit, and the common apostolates of education.
(Brother George and Brother John pause in the Millennium Room.)
(Brother Timothy and Brother Thomas share their joy)
(Brother Michael, Brother Daniel and Brother Daniel during Profession Day)
(The Province of Meribah gather for a photo in the Chapel of the Assumption)

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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"Our is a magnificent work."