Rev. Joseph M., Stefanelli was born on November 24, 1921 in Cincinnati, OH. He made his first profession of vows as a Marianist August 25, 1940, perpetual vows on August 15, 1944, ordained July 22, 1951 in Fribourg, Switzerland. Entered into eternal life on August 16, 2018. Son of the
Sister Janice Ernst A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Janice Ernst was celebrated June 15 in the motherhouse chapel. Sister Janice, 83, died June 11. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 63 years. A native of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Sister Janice grew up
DAYTON, Ohio — The Marianist Province of the United States is making a $1.5 million gift to elevate the present Father William J. Ferree Professor of Social Justice to an endowed chair and place an enduring stamp of Catholic Social Thought and Marianist character on the academic life of the
Common Bond, a group of about 700 former Marianist brothers and priests, will gather at the University of Dayton July 27 through 29 for a triennial union. Bob Toai, a former Marianist brother, Common Bond board member and reunion planning committee member, said the group has been meeting every three
Dayton studies introduce Indiana woman to the Marianist Family By Eileen Connelly, OSU This story first appeared in our July, 2018 print edition There was a time when career, marriage, and family were priorities for Marianist Sister Gabrielle (Gabby) Bibeau, but as is often the case, God had other plans.
Fr. Edward Jach, priest, of the Siena Woods Support Community, Dayton, Ohio, USA, died in the service of the Blessed Virgin Mary on June 7, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio, USA, at the age of 86 with 67 years of religious profession. Fr. Ed was a teacher, school chaplain, pastor and
DAYTON, Ohio — Step aside, Alexander Hamilton. The University of Dayton will premiere a new musical about one of its own “founding fathers,” Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, who survived persecution during the French Revolution and started the Society of Mary in 1817. The University of Dayton will present the world
Brother Donald Schaaf, SM, died on Jan. 3, 2018, in Dayton, Ohio. He was 81 and had been a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists) for 61 years. Brother Schaaf was a high school teacher and business manager who also ministered in the juvenile justice system in Memphis, Tennessee.
By Gail Finke It’s the little clay baby in the manger—or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or
70 Years Father Kenneth Sommer, SM Feb. 10, 1928 Birth place: Dayton, Ohio Jubilee Celebration: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017 – Dayton, Ohio Local affiliation: Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio; attended elementary school, high school and college in Dayton; taught at Chaminade High School in Dayton, Ohio; served as an