A Marist school in Fiji was devastated by a hurricane in February. The Marist Fathers at St. John’s College described the damage: “A number of the school buildings particularly those of wooden structures were completely blown down while other concrete structures still stand but are completely or partially without roofs.”
On Friday, April 8, 8th graders from Marist and Davis Academy, a Jewish Day School in Dunwoody, participated in an interfaith Day of Service, traveling to several volunteer sites around the metro Atlanta area. Students served at Atlanta Community Food Bank, Project Open Hand, Books for Africa, Medshare, Safehouse Outreach, and Habitat for Humanity while celebrating the shared values of their faith traditions.
We are getting closer to reaching our goal for The Way. The Hope. The Promise. The Campaign for Marist School. We have raised $34.4 million so far and need everyone to pitch in to raise the last $600,000 by June 1. These funds will allow us to complete needed updates to lockers, restrooms, and classroom facilities in St. Peter Chanel Hall, our main classroom building and the oldest building on campus.
In the morning of July 23, 1816, twelve young men went to the chapel of Fourviere located on a hillside overlooking the ancient city of Lyons in southern France. The chapel was a famous Marian shrine dating back to the 12th century. The newly ordained priests and seminarians went there with the fervent purpose to found a religious congregation of “Marists”. They brought along with them a document containing a pledge to found this congregation under the name of Mary and bearing their signatures. The pledge was placed under the corporal on the altar and there they celebrated a Mass praying that their promise would be fulfilled.
Marist School today honored three individuals for their exceptional service to the school and to the community. At a luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club, the Marist Alumni Association announced the recipients of the 2016 Alumni Awards.