MARIST FAMILY ** NEAR AND FAR
This note is coming to you from David Kammer. I hope the note will
soon became a newsletter, quarterly perhaps. Most of us appreciate the
province newsletters, whether we hear about the content indirectly,
or get a copy through friends in community, or are fortunate enough
to be on a province mailing list. I feel that we would be equally happy
about a wider ranging newsletter
I have consulted with friends who are geographically near, both those
who are in and those who are out. The people around Poughkeepsie have
been particularly encouraging; for years they have been fostering mutual
contacts and support among all Marists. They have suggested that a newsletter
might be printed and mailed from Marist College.
Together, we have come up with these proposals. We would like to mail
a newsletter to every Marist community in the U.S. and to every U.S.
address where there is a Marist at heart. We propose to share news about
all of us, that we may rejoice with one another and be concerned about
the distressed. Besides brief news items, the newsletter might feature
biographical accounts about Marist Brothers and about brothers who are
not canonically attached.
We have spoken with the provincials of both provinces to elicit their
thoughts and suggestions; they have been most encouraging. We have proposed
that there be an advisory group made up of widely representative people.
For now, I will coordinate the beginnings of the project from my Connecticut
So we need news ... obviously we won't get off the ground without news;
we need your suggestions, too. Of course, we have the addresses of all
U.S. Marist houses, but we need other addresses, your address and the
addresses of your Marist acquaintances.
Your response to this note will be a signal to us. A few addresses,
a bit of news - - on the run if necessary - - short and snappy if you're
I smile ... I'm now retired! Slowed down, but have not stopped much.
Have the luxury of walking for exercise, a mile and a half to Mass in
the morning; teaching a course on Income Taxes at the local community
college twice a week. Too old to do CCD work anymore. Visited the monks
this summer at Camp Marist, at Whitensville, and in Wheeling. Saw Pete
Ostrowski there, too. Met many from the Poughkeepsie and New York areas
at the annual Greater Marist Picnic in September. I hear brother Paul
Ambrose is going to the missions in Africa next year, to assist a bishop
who has only four priests in his diocese. More on this in the first
Would like to hear from you.
My address is: David Kammer
107 Woodland Drive Harwinton, Ct. 06791, 06791
Phone number: 203-485-1652
Sincere best wishes to you and yours,