23, 1910 - 2000)
supplied by Brother Leonard Voegtle
Ruiz was born in Spain on March 23, 1910. His father was bailiff of
the local court. He entered the juniorate at Carrion de los Condes,
Spain, on April 19, 1921. From there he went to the "international"
novitiate in Santa Maria, Italy (near Turin and Grugliasco) on February
15, 1926. He received the habit that August 15 -- along with the name
Mario Germán (hence his long-standing nickname of "Mario").
first vows on August 15, 1927, he spent a year in the scholasticate
in Grugliasco, and was then sent to the States. His assignments here:
Ann's Academy (librarian) 1928-1929
Manchester (teacher) 1929-1930
Poughkeepsie (scholastic) 1930-1932
Manchester (teacher) 1932-1934
St. Ann's Juniorate (teacher) 1934-1936
July of 1936, he returned to Europe, for second novitiate and family
visit. He was trapped there by the Spanish Civil War (the old Bulletin
of Studies, I recall, has a few news-bits about his adventures as he
tried to get back here, which he succeeded in doing only in August of
1940. His next assignments:
Ann's Academy (teacher) 1940-1949
Dubois (teacher) 1949-1950
Mt. St. Michael (teacher) 1950-1951
Dubois (teacher/director) 1951-1957
Mt. St. Michael (teacher) 1957-1958
when he went to the Philippines, and our records end. I know he taught
there in several school, was provincial treasurer for a good while,
living at the school in Marikina, outside Manila, where he also attended
to brothers' needs for passports, visas, etc.
I think I said last time, when he returned in 95, I believe he
stopped in Spain only for a family visit.