|The Brothers from the Meribah Province gathered at the tomb of their founder,|
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade in 2011.
The power of gift of Marianist community lies in this description—everyone is included; the basis for the design and methodology is a retrieval of the passion, mystery, and apostolic thrust of the first disciples of Jesus; and it embodies a unity of purpose so profound that the core of our body and spirit is engaged. Community, like colorful packages at Christmas or birthdays, is a wonderful gift—that’s the good news. The bad news is “Batteries are not included.” A source of energy is needed all the time to keep it functioning.