Faith and Service
Breaking for Service
Spring break is not often synonymous with volunteerism and sacrifice, but since 1999 groups of St. Mary’s University students have spent the week giving to others, through a transformational experience called Alternative Spring Break.
A World of Good: Alum is opening minds and doors for a new generation of service-oriented students
Amir Samandi didn’t plan to start a nonprofit that takes young people on life-changing trips around the world. It just happened. A classroom conversation provided the spark.
The New Guard
The numbers are stark: The 313 Marianist brothers and priests in the United States have an average age of 74, and only about 25 of them are under age 50.
Methodist Minister, Marianist Twist
As a teenager, Jason Valendy (B.A. ’04) considered pursuing a career in ministry. His only stumbling block was a doozy: He didn’t particularly like “church.”
A Nun for Our Times
Nicole Trahan’s path to becoming a member of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate — the Marianist sisters — wasn’t direct. “Religious life was never even a thought in my mind. The sisters I knew seemed so perfect. I wasn’t.”
Lessons in Peace
Aaron Tyler grew up in the Baptist religious tradition, the son of an Air Force chaplain. It was a childhood that uniquely prepared him for a life dedicated to the study of faith-based peace building.
Finding God’s Glory
Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit is most visibly present in the least among us – something I witnessed firsthand during a transformative visit to Haiti this past summer.
St. Mary’s Joins International Pilgrimage for Peace
In the spirit of William Joseph Chaminade’s vision of community and diversity, St. Mary’s University played host to the interfaith, intercultural tradition of the International Prayer for Peace (IPP).
Pastor Dave: Soul Director
Silver hair combed back, dressed in clerical garb, David Brockhouse (B.B.A. ’88) looks like a man at peace — a man who is right where he wants to be. But the journey wasn’t easy, nor was it short.
« Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3
Read More Stories
Pipeline program makes law school a reality for high school students
The Office of Pipeline Initiatives finds ways to demystify law school for high school students to make their law school dreams a reality.
School of Law celebrates faculty, staff who have served decades
This year marks a milestone for several faculty members, celebrating decades of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Alum at Department of Energy positions U.S. for its future
Zack Valdez, Ph.D. (B.S. ’10), finds motivational fuel in explaining complex science and increasing public trust in scientific findings by everyone from community members who need to understand their environment to Congressional decision-makers.