Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Marianist Fraternity

"Because religious community is a Schola Amoris which helps one grow in love for God and for one's brothers and sisters, it is also a place for human growth."

Above, the Brothers listen attentively during Father Garrett's morning homily.

Above, Brother Stephen Vincent intones the responsorial psalm as the Community cantor.

In our Community liturgy this morning we reflected on the Vatican document entitled "Fraternal Life in Community."

In our Community we see our Brothers as an extention of that great Communion of Saints. Our Brothers are saints in Community.

The Gospel of John and the tradition of the Society of Mary tell us that Community is critical. Living together as one family is our goal. Living together as Brothers is our task. Living together as members of the one true Church is the essential.

This implies relationship and communion. And relationship and communion sometimes seems to go against instincts and nature.

For us, our relationship and communion is best seen when we are "committed to ordinary and useful tasks."