No priest on campus, blessing in disguise?

Last Sunday, Ryan Spaulding, Marist junior, went to the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel for noon mass, but was confused when not a single person was inside the chapel. Spaulding usually attends mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays, but went earlier since he had group meetings later in the day.

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Inside Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Since Father LaMorte’s retirement last spring, the Marist brothers have struggled to find priests to say mass at Marist, forcing the brothers to have only one mass each week. Continue reading

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The transfer of power

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“We want people to understand that the Brother’s transferred the college to an original group of people that they trusted,” said Brother Francis Kelly Director of Campus Ministry at Marist College.

In 1905 the history of Marist College began, when the Marist Brothers purchased the McPherson estate, which included 44-acres of land, then in 1908 the Beck estate was purchased, together the two purchases include the 110-acres that formed the main campus of what is now Marist College.  Continue reading