SJA Community Taize Prayer
On Sunday, March 4th, the community of Brownsville, Texas was invited to a potluck dinner and Taize prayer at Saint Joseph Academy. Students from the CMT class each brought a dish to share, and the group enjoyed a meal together before Matt Fallon brought everyone together for a traditional Taize prayer.
Following the Taize prayer, as part of this year’s celebration of 50 years of the Encounter Retreat Program, the Marist Province of the USA suprised Mr. Tony Cantu, Campus Minister at St. Joseph Academy, by honoring him for the many years he has dedicated to the Marist Charism through the Encounter Program. Current and former students put together the following video of affirmations for Tony Cantu who has changed the lives of so many throughout the years.
Members of Marist Youth gifted Tony with a painting from the walls of the Hermitage in France, the Marist Young Adult Program presented him with a Marist Encounter Team shirt, and the Marist Province of the USA presented him with a hand-woven bag from the Marist General Chapter Meeting in Colombia last fall.