HONORING OUR BICENTENNIALS – A PAGE FROM THE FAMILY ALBUM
To celebrate the bicentennials of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate and the Society of Mary, FamilyOnline is featuring occasional peeks into the past.
American Marianists first arrived in the missionary field of Peru in 1939, and Fr. Robert Heil — shown in this circa 1940s photo — was among the first to serve there. The Marianists established schools and staffed parishes in Lima, Callao, Chupaca and Trujillo. Fr. Robert, a beloved teacher, pastor and basketball coach, died in Lima in 2006.
Photo from the National Archives of the Marianist Province of the United States