Global Network of Schools
LET’S WALK AS ONE GLOBAL FAMILY! became the title of the message of the last General Chapter which took place in Colombia in 2017. Those who represented us at this important convocation expressed: For the vitality and viability of Marist mission and life today, we are called to be a global family. Interdependence, rather than isolation or independence, must be the new normal for us.
New Provincial Council Elected
At the recent 2021 Provincial Chapter Meeting, Brother delegates voted to elect Provincial Council members to support Br. Dan throughout his next term. After voting, Br. Owen Ormsby was elected as Vice Provincial and a member of the Provincial Council. The five other Brothers elected to the Council include: Br. Hank Hammer, Br. Sean Sammon, Br. Steve Schlitte, Br. Todd Patenaude, and Dominick Pujia.
Br. Joseph Teston Turns 100 Years Old!
Brother Joseph Teston, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools (FMS) for more than eighty-one years, celebrated his 100th birthday on January 24, 2021. He is the first Marist Brother in the United States to have reached this milestone since the Brothers established their first school in Lewiston, Maine in 1886.
New Provincial Announced
Br. Dan O'Riordan has been elected as the next Provincial of the Marist Brothers USA Province. Br. Dan will begin Provincial duties at the USA Province Chapter Meeting, scheduled for April 2021.
Br. Ben Consigli Reflects About the COVID-19 Pandemic
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So, go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” (L.R. Knost)
Celebrating the Life of Br. Eugene Trzecieski
For Brother Eugene Trzecieski, a Christopher Columbus High School educator and mentor, everything was “fabulous,” his students remember.
“No matter what he was doing at the end of the day it was always ‘fabulous.’ That was his word: ‘It was fabulous,’” recalled Claude Roatta, a Class of 1981 Columbus graduate who remembers Brother Eugene’s sign-off to his students after every Humanities and Philosophy of Being class he taught.