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International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO-MLC) 

Region of North America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland  
APRIL 2011

In This Issue
AROUND THE REGION Quebec
New York
Philippines
AROUND THE WORLD France
Italy - Spain
Argentina
Colombia
Brasil
Feasts
Friday Magnificat
Via Latina
BONUS AWARD
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Greetings!,   Susan photo
During April Marianist communities worldwide celebrated the 250th anniversary of Fr. Chaminade's birth with prayer, food, and fun. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'm sharing a few snapshots of global celebrations starting with my own city of Cincinnati, OH.
Below that you will see how a few other communities in our Region celebrated; and below that are scenes from around the rest of the world. (I know I haven't covered all countries, but these are the photos I had access to. If you send me photos, I'll include them next month.)

USA-Cincinnati cake
United across the miles
    and kilometers,

Susan Vogt
Regional Rep: N. America,

     Asia, Australia, Ireland

 

PS: Read to the end and you'll find two creative videos as your reward.   

USA-Cincinnati church
We started of course with Mass at St. Francis DeSales Parish
USA-Cincinnati clown

...then fun

USA-Cincinnati band

Music

USA-Cincinnati bouncing corn hole

Bouncing castle

USA-Cincinnati face painting

Face painting

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA-Cincinnati Mitch

Mitch Schweickart SM

"The essential is the interior."

 

USA-Cincinnati dunk

Dunking booth & corn hole toss in the background

 

 

                            AROUND THE REGION     

 

QUEBEC

Quebec 1

Alain Laflamme proclaiming the 1st reading

Quebec 2

St. Henri Parish display



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



NEW YORK - MERIBAH  

USA-NY Meriba 250 bannerUSA NY Meriba costumed

 

 

 

 

Kellenberg Memorial

High School  

celebrates with creative visuals and drama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILIPPINES

Philippines

MLC members celebrated at the new Marianist House on April 7

AROUND THE WORLD

   

FRANCE 

Périgueux
Mass at Périgueux,  

 

Périgueux 2
Périgueux is the hometown of P. Chaminade. The  Mass was celebrated by the bishop. Fr. Manolo Cortes, Superior General and more than 30 Marianist priests concelebrated.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

 

 

 

ITALY

Rome

Mass celebrated at Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. Card. Angelo Amato presided.


SPAIN

Valencia Spain
College of Our Lady of the Pillar - Valencia, Spain
 

ARGENTINA                                  COLOMBIA - ECUADOR

ArgentinaColombia Ecuador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRASIL

Bauru Brasil
Procession into church - Bauru, Brasil
 
Bauru Brasil 2

Marianist Family celebration - Bauru, Brasil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

FEASTS: May 12, Mary, Mother of Graces and Mediatrix  

                           Mary Mediatrix

This memorial reminds us of the May 12, 1865 anniversary of  Pope Pius IX approving the Society of Mary. It also calls us to give thanks for the commendation of the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate by Pope Gregory XVI on April 12, 1839.

 Read other  May Feasts and  Fr. Bill Meyer's reflections .

  

 

 

FRIDAY MAGNIFICAT - Chaminade Anniversary Year

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During 2011, the Friday Magnificat is featuring an historical moment in Fr. Chaminade's life in addition to a glimpse of a work of justice within the Marianist Family. Below is April's photo 

Almeira Spain-ninos futbol 

 

 

 

Needy boys playing soccer at Our Lady of Chanca Marianist school in Almeria, Spain.  

 

Archived Friday Magnificats
ENGLISH 

FRANÇAIS 





VIA LATINA - Online
Via Latina
 
The following articles are found in the April #203 issue of
Via Latina 22, the newsletter for the General Administration of the Society of Mary.
- Update on the situation in Ivory Coast
- Training Seminar for New Marianist Formation Centers 
- Installation of Fr. Aoki as Regional Superior of Japan

    ENGLISH              FRANÇAIS            ESPAÑOL

Do Whatever HE Tells You   

 

 

BONUS #1

A Modern rendition of a favorite

Marianist scripture -

 

"Do Whatever He Tells You"                                  




FLASHMOB - TESTÃ SUR DES HUMAINS - TVA    

 

 

 

BONUS #2

An "Eco" flash mob to inspire us all. 

Captions are in French but you'll get the idea no matter what language you speak. 

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