Marianist Residence Remembrance Wall

There is so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day of 2018…
here just two examples from my life:

For the lives of the over 180 brothers on our remembrance wall who have resided since 1960 at the Marianist Residence on the campus of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and have moved on to a new life.

For the opportunity to work on this project…
it is a culmination from each of my Marianist ministries:
my love of graphic design practiced at Marianist Press; my art installation experience at Marianist Galleries; my current love of things Marianist at the National Archives Marianist Province of the US.

After installing this project yesterday (21 November 2018), it was pointed out to me by a devoted member of our nursing staff, that a brother is missing. Br. Richard Roesch, SM (1923-2014) will be added to the wall after Br. Harold Lootens as soon as we procure a photo. Sorry for this unintentional omission.

Many thanks to Br. Tom Suda, SM for making the panels and Br. Sylvester Burkemper, SM for assisting in the installation.



5.47.abz paper clip collection
abz paper clip collection

One of my tasks at the Marianist Archives Marianist Province of the United States is to purge old rusted paper clips from historical documents. Just discovered some designs I have never seen before. They now get replaced with the colorful plastic or plastic coated ones.


Uncovered this week at the Marianist Archives…

4.29.Cham sketch by Mel
Cover art, head of Fr. Chaminade, Bro. Mel Meyer, SM, 1961

This is the only piece of art I know of that Bro. Mel did of our founder,
Fr. William Joseph Chaminade. At the time he was an art instructor at
St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
The Pacific Marianist
was published and printed by the Marianist Province of the Pacific.