Thursday, August 4, 2011

Marianists celebrate Family Day

"In community, members of the Province earnestly strive to follow the Gospel by creating a family spirit of shared prayer, shared work, and shared vision. Through its apostolic activities the Province fosters communities of faith and strives to communicate the person of Jesus Christ." Provincial Chapter, Province of Meribah, 1981, F-1)

Yearly the Marianists of the Province of Meribah host a Family Day at Founder's Hollow. Graduates, students and family travel and celebrate Mass under the large tent. This year we were blessed with a glorious day of weather.
Brother Peter's family gathered at the entrance to Founders Hollow.
The celebration of Mass under the tent began the festivities of Family Day.

Fr. James and his niece pause during the blessing of the Shrine.

The Province of Meribah renewed their vows on this day. Above, Father Ernest kisses the Bible for the renewal of vows.

At the concliusion of Mass, Fr. Philip blessed the Shrine of the North American Martyrs.