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Winter, 2013-4 Volume 58 Number 2
Walsh University’s Uruguay initiative; 25th anniversary of death of Br. Normand Berger; 3 FIC’s from Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA now at Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, ME; Prison ministry in Maine by Brothers Ted Letendre and Henry Monday; New FIC international Logo; Snapshots of Maine: St. Therese parish Christmas festival in Sanford; Brother’s apple store at Notre Dame in Alfred; Brothers Henri Bernier and Marcel Crete visit Alfred from their Biddeford nursing home.
Fall, 2013 Volume 58 Number 1
Year of the Brother celebration begins. Province Child Protection re-accreditation. 2013 Summer Highlights: Ugandan Br. Pius Ochwo receives PhD from Kent State University; Br. Henri Bernier celebrates 98th birthday at NDI in Alfred, Maine; Br. Edmond Drouin celebrates 75th anniversary of religious life in Lewiston, Maine; “Simple Gifts” music festival at NDI in Alfred, Maine; Maine Governor Paul LePage visits campus at NDI in Alfred, Maine; 2013 Apple festival September 14-15 at NDI in Alfred, Maine; FIC’s participate in national fund appeals.
Summer, 2013 Volume 57 Number 4
Brothers of Christian Instruction welcome Pope Francis! Visit of Walsh University graduate volunteers to NDI in Alfred, Maine. Fr. Pat Martin jubilee celebrations. April NDI workship on aging in Alfred, Maine. May FIC annual retreat in Alfred, Maine. Barb Turkeltaub receives FIC service award in Alfred, Maine. Br. Donald Lapointe’s Marian Icons travel to Ohio. Friends from Uganda visit Notre Dame Campus in Alfred, Maine.
Spring, 2013 Volume 57 Number 3
Jubilarian Br. Edmond Drouin celebrates 75 years. The blizzard of 2013 in Alfred, Maine. Alfred Shaker Museum – a work of love in progress. FASM member Br. Albert Heinrich occasionally volunteers as a docent for the Alfred Shaker Museum. Brothers’ HAITIAN Province Receives the “Prix Humanitaire.” Congregation celebrates 175 years of missionary undertakings. Bro. Charles St. James continues to inspire at Walsh University in North Canton, OH. The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh, NY donate money for the support of reconstruction in Haiti.
Winter, 2012-3 Volume 57 Number 2
Brothers in the United States gathered for Province Chapter Nov. 7-9, 2012 at Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, ME with Superior General Br. Yannick Houssay from France, Assistant General Br. Gerard Byaruhanga from Uganda, Br. Robert Smyth (assistant provincial from Canada), and General Chapter lay delegate Mr. Richard Jusseaume (president of Walsh University). World mission day — new FIC initiatives in South Sudan. 15 students and faculty of Walsh University in Canton, OH form new missionary group named after Br. Francis Blouin. 2012 golden jubilarians, Brs. Albert Heinrich and Charles Thomas take 8-day trip in September, 2012 to 4 western states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to visit some of the missions where our brothers taught from 1903-1910. Brief history of FIC’s in the 7 western Indian missions. 46-yr-old Uganda Brother Rogers Kazibwe is secretary of Provincial Br. Jerome Lessard in Alfred, ME. 36-year-old Kenya Brother Eric Gitunda (Gikunda or Mwithiga) and 36-year-old Brother Essau Mlengule begin graduate studies in Canton, OH. Former Superior General Brother 90-year-old Albert Tremblay is now in the Brothers Infirmary at LaPrairie, Quebec,Canada.
Fall, 2012 Volume 57 Number 1
Plattsburgh, NY couple Richard and Shirley Giguere recognized by Brothers for their fund raising efforts for the Haitian Relief Effort. Superior General Br. Yannick Houssay is expected to visit Alfred in early November. For the second year, Walsh University named “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Photos of summer highlights: Fr. Richard Sudlik, OMI summer retreat master — Br. Henry Monday returns to Uganda — 6 Ugandan Brothers gather in Alfred for the retreat — ten 2012 FIC jubilarians — members of the new provincial council: Walter Zwierchowski, Guy Roddy, Jerome Lessard, Daniel Caron, and Ray Fortin. Prevost Alumni reunion on July 28 in Fall River, MA. Walsh University’s Legacy IV group has Alfred, ME experience from July 17 to July 20, 2012.
Summer, 2012 Volume 56 Number 4
Brothers bid farewell to Fall River, MA. — Br. Herve Zamor, provincial of Haiti visits USA. — 60th and 70th jubilarians to be celebrated this summer: 60th: Br. Donald Lapointe, Br. Marcel Crete. 70th: Br. Ernest Paquet, Br. James Lacasse. Ugandan Martyrs Feastday Celebrated June 3, 2012 in Waltham, MA. — Main celebrant = former student of the Brothers Bishop Egidio Nkaijanabwo of the Kasese Diocese. Welcome: Ugandan Br. Rogers Kazibwe to the Alfred, ME USA community. Br. Gerard Mwebe, provincial superior of the Ugandan FIC province, will be spending early July visiting the Brothers of the American province
Spring, 2012 Volume 56 Number 3
Spring, 2012: Report of the 26th General Chapter of 2012 at Ploermel, France. It was attended by Brother Jerome Lessard and Mr. Richard Jusseaume, president of Walsh University. 2012 50th Golden Jubilarians: Brother Albert Heinrich and Brother Charles Thomas. Additional anniversaries to be celebrated in Alfred on July 22, 2012: 60th: Brother Marcel Crete and Brother Donald Lapointe; 70th: Brother James Lacasse and Brother Ernest Paquet. Ugandan Brother Henry Monday assists at Notre Dame Spiritual Center. Sr. Jane Durgin retires from serving 6 years as infirmarian for the Brothers in Alfred. Brother Francis Blouin honored at Kisubi, Uganda dedication.
Winter, 2011-2 Volume 56 Number 2
Winter, 2011-2012: Walsh University, (Ohio) president, Mr. Richard Jusseaume, and Mr. Roland Moses of Fall River (Massachusetts)are honored with the Brothers’ Service Award. Successful operation for and sad death of Ugandan Mr. Stephen Kyema. FIC reconstruction efforts and visit to Haiti 2 years after the devastating earthquakem by American Brothers Jerome Lessard and Marcel Sylvestre in October, 2011. Death of and obituary for English Brother Joseph Power at 86 in Ohio and his burial at the Notre Dame Brothers’cemetery in Alfred, Maine.
Fall, 2011 Volume 56 Number 1
Fall, 2011: Historic meeting in Alfred, ME of USA and Canadian Provincial Councils. Province hosts Missionary Cross. Visit of Assistant Br. Gerard Byaruhanga to USA. Visit to Alfred of sabbatical graduate student from Uganda Br. Vincent Barigye. Death and obituary of Br. Rene Demers at age 80 on September 1, 2011 in Plattsburgh, NY. Ron Recore receives LaMennais Service award in Plattsburgh, NY. Mennaisian Family Pilgrimage at Notre Dame in Alfred, ME on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Canadian Brother Marcel Lafrance presides province retreat with theme of Mennaisian Spirituality. Province picnic in July, 2011
Summer, 2011 Volume 55 Number 4
Summer, 2011: Sister Regina Drody receives the 2011 FIC Brothers’ Service Award at Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine. RSVP needed for 150th festivities on July 9, 2011. Br. Daniel Caron Golden Jubilarian 50th; Br. Henri Bernier 80th; and Br. Roger Millette 70th. Celebrations slated for July 10, 2011 in Alfred, ME. Br. Francis Blouin takes on a new ministry in Uganda; Obituary for Br. Raymond Berube 1934-2011 who died June 8, 2011. Death of Mr. Zygmund Zwierchowski, father of Br. Walter on June 17, 2011.
Spring, 2011 Volume 55 Number 3
Spring, 2011: Major Superiors gather in March, 2011 at Castlegandolfo, Italy to begin preparation for the General Chapter of March, 2012. Ugandan Brothers join Walsh University Community in North Canton, Ohio. Advisory Committee established to study the future of Brothers’ property in Alfred, Maine. News briefs: Catherine Gardens (former Mount Assumption Institute School) officially launched Dec. 10, 2010; Brothers’ schools in Japan not affected by earthquake and tsunami of March 11,2011; death of Canadian Br. Ovide Fortier (former head of the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, Maine) on Feb.1, 2011; death of 6-year-old Zachary Tierman in East Rochester, NH (grand nephew of Br. James Lacasse on April 9, 2011. Announcement of Mennaisian Pilgrimage to Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine for Saturday, July 9, 2011. Mennaisian display at NDI in Alfred, Maine.
Winter, 2010 Volume 55 Number 2
Winter, 2010: Closing of St. Ignatius Parish Church in Sanford, Maine by Bishop Malone on October 30, 2010. Celebration of 50th year of opening day of Walsh College in North Canton, Ohio on November 17, 2010. Death of Br. Albin Vigeant on Dec. 8, 2010 in Maine. Solemn opening of Mennaisian Year celebrating the 150th anniversary of death of FIC co-founder Fr. Jean Marie de Lamennais starting November 26, 2010. Gathering of former Brothers in Fall River, MA on Nov. 6, 2010. Recognition of Don Gean CEO of York County Shelters at US District FIC Motherhouse campus in Alfred, Maine on November 3, 2010.
Fall, 2010 Volume 55 Number 1
Fall, 2010: LaMennais Year celebrations to begin on November 27, 2010. July, 2010 a 6-day FIC retreat at Notre Dame Spiritual Center preached by retreat master Fr. John Zagarella, O. Praem. Retreat and yearly theme: “Let us sow abundantly and generously.” News in brief: Br. Francis Blouin and Br. Albert Heinrich highlighted. Brothers in Health Care facilities: Brothers Edmond Drouin, Raymond Berube, Albin Vigeant, and Joseph Power. Walsh University Legacy Group makes another summer visit to NDI campus in Alfred, ME. Two alumni of the former Mount Assumption Institute in Plattsburgh [Mark Bennett (’70) and Jack Cogan (’54)] are ordained deacons for Diocese of Ogdensburgh, NY.
Summer, 2010 Volume 54 Number 2
Summer, 2010: African Assistant Br. Gerard Byaruhanga completes 2nd visit to USA Province. Summer Province Jubilarians: Br. Albin Vigeant (80), Br. Joseph Power (70), Br. Robert Michaud (65), Br. Raymond Fortin (60), and Br. Rene Demers (60). Kisubi Brothers University in Uganda. Summer highlights: 6-day Brothers’ retreat, Legacy group from Walsh University to visit, Jubilee celebrations in Alfred. Summer USA mission appeals of Brothers Francis Blouin and Marcel Sylvestre.
Spring, 2010 Volume 54 Number 1
Spring, 2010: MAI in Plattsburgh, NY transformation plans. Rest of issue is about the Earthquake in Haiti, the Brothers who were killed, the Brothers’ schools which were damaged, and the Haitian aid fund that was established.
Winter, 2009 Volume 53 Number 4
Winter, November 2009: Vinton Hall dedication on Alfred NDI campus. Rome session for New Provincials. RIP Br. Normand Simoneau (1919-2009). Walsh University 50th anniversary Homecoming Gala.
Autumn, 2009 Volume 53 Number 3
Autumn, 2009: Newly elected Provincial Council members. Kickoff for celebrating the 50 academic year for Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. Obituary for Br. Edward Harrison (1918-2009). Alfred, Maine community summer days. School year 2009-2010 launched in USA district.
Summer, 2009 Volume 53 Number 2
Summer, 2009: Brother Jerome Lessard appointed new Provincial Superior. Interview with outgoing Provincal, Br. Daniel Caron. Summer African mission appeals by Brothers Marcel Sylvestre, Francis Blouin and John Kamala. Br. James Lacasse at April meeting in Uganda. The district summer retreat master will be Father James Sullivan, OP. Spring cleaning and repair projects at Notre Dame campus in Alfred, ME. Recent deaths of Deacon Lionel St. Laurent 83 (Former Brother Laurent Vincent), and of Sandra Corliss, part-time cook at Notre Dame in Alfred.
Spring, 2009 Volume 53 Number 1
Spring, 2009: Superior General Yannick Houssay visits USA District. November, 2008: 48th Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio Founders Week. December, 2008: graduation at Walsh University , honors Canadian Brother Roger Gonneville director and co-founder of Terre Sans Frontieres. Spring, 2009: USA Provincial Br. Daniel Caron and Treasurer Br. James Lacasse attend General Conference in Kisubi, Uganda. December, 2008: 3-day power outage at Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine. Br. Raymond Berube and caretakers in Maine nursing home. Ties between Canadian FIC’s and the USA Brothers in Plattsburgh, New York. Recent deaths: Mr. Jacques Lacasse, age 79, brother of Brother James Lacasse in Tilton, NH; Brother Arthur Greenwood, FIC in LaPrairie, Canada; Dr. George Duncan in Canton, Ohio. Recent donors.
Winter, 2008-9 Volume 52 Number 5
Winter, 2008-9: Solar power facilities installed in Vinton Hall at Alfred, ME Shelter. Obituary of Br. Roland Vigeant who died Sept. 11, 2008 in Ohio. Sister Judy Zielinski and camera crew interview FIC’s in Alfred for upcoming Walsh University’s 50th Anniversary video. Thanksgiving donations for York County Shelter in Alfred, ME. September Homecoming at Walsh University in Ohio. Fall River, MA FIC’s attend religious life symposium at Stonehill College in MA. Former MAI soccer field purchased by parish in Plattsburgh, NY.
Autumn, 2008 Volume 52 Number 4
Summer, 2008 celebration of Province Days and Jubiliarians in July at Alfred, Maine. Walsh University leadership group meeting at Alfred, Maine in mid-July. Brother Marcel Sylvester’s Mission Project Service Global Outreach. Results of Brother Roland Vigeant’s illness at Walsh University in Ohio. Death of the mother of Br. Walter Zwierchowski. In Plattsburgh, NY, Senior Citizens Council receives state funding for help in demolition of former MAI site.
Summer, 2008 Volume 52 Number 3
Summer, 2008 celebration and profiles of Golden Jubilarians: Brothers Jerome Lessard, Theodore Letendre, and Guy Roddy. Construction projects at Notre Dame Institute, Alfred, ME : new portico for FIC chapel building; new roof for FIC cafeteria; and ground-breaking for new Vinton Residence Hall for York County Shelter. Around the Province: Br. Jerome Lessard to go to Ploermel, France workshop in August; update on Br. Normand Simoneau’s condition; Walsh University President, Mr. Richard Jusseaume, attended Pope Benedict XVI’s audience and talk in April; mid-July workshop in Alfred of Walsh University Leadership Team; and in July and August, Br. Marcel Crete was translator for FIC workshop in Castelgandolfo, Italy.
Spring, 2008 Volume 52 Number 2
Catherine Gardens Project at former MAI in Plattsburgh, NY; Obituaries for Brother Edgar St. Pierre (1926-2007) and Brother Philip Drouin (1920-2008); Biographies for 2008 jublilarians Edward Harrison(75th), Edmond Drouin (70th), and Walter Zwierchowski (25th); winter hospitalization for Brothers Robert Michaud, Donald Lapointe, Mark Couture, and Albert Heinrich; retirement home reports on Brothers Edmond Drouin in Maine and Normand Simoneau in Fall River, MA.
Winter, 2007-8 Volume 52 Number 1
Kisubi Brothers University in Uganda Holds First Graduation; Brother Roger Monfette (1933-2007) obituary; Oct. 6 Shaker Museum on Alfred Campus; Autumn activities in Alfred, ME — apple picking and store; Fall River, MA — 3 FIC’s new school year at Connelly High School; Canadian Brothers visit Plattsburgh, NY; new Walsh University community member and school year at North Canton, OH; Around the Province: Brother Daniel Caron (Provincial) meeting in France; ailing Brothers in Maine; and Brother Marcel Sylvestre’s mission project in North Canton, OH.
Autumn, 2007 Volume 51 Number 5
Provincial Chapter 2007 Results; Br. Robert Francoeur obituary; Walsh University Legacy group visits Notre Dame Motherhouse in Alfred, ME; African Brothers stopover in Alfred; new school year launched at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA; news from North Canton, OH about Br. Roland Vigeant, Br. Ernest Paquete, Br. Jerome Lessard, Br. Joseph Power, Br. John Baptist Wamaani and Fr. Aloyce of Uganda; news about the 3 FIC’s in Plattsburgh, NY: Rene Demers, Raymond Fortin, and Charles Thomas.
Summer, 2007 Volume 51 Number 4
Coming 2007 provincial chapter; provincial chapter members; Walsh Legacy Program to visit Alfred, Maine; Kisubi, Uganda Brothers’ University to hold first graduation in October; York County, Maine, Shelters’ Food Pantry; visit of Assistant General Br. Gerard Byaruhanga; Fr. Joseph Sselelegga from Uganda; Brothers Guy Roddy and Marcel Crete go to Castelgandolfo, Italy for FIC vocation meeting.
Spring, 2007 Volume 51 Number 3
Brother connection to Walsh University international program; Walsh University Brothers in limelite: Br. Joseph Power lectures on British authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, Br. James Lacasse honored at dedication of new Walsh University Health and Wellness complex, Br. Jerome Lessard helps victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; obituary for Br. Charles St. James (1932-2006); around the Province: Br. Normand Simoneau enters nursing home in Fall River, four Alfred brothers in Florida in February; Plattsburgh brothers visit Canadian confreres, four octogenerain brothers at Walsh University.
Winter, 2006-2007 Volume 51 Number 2
New Residence Alfred Campus; Obituary for Br. Emilian Dauphinais (1904-2006); Alfred, Maine stories:Shaker Museum First Open House; Apple Picking Season; Br. Eugene Robert’s Garden dedication; Notre Dame Cobras Semi-Pro Football team.
Fall, 2006 Volume 51 Number 1
Walsh University Chapel Dedication; Obituary for Br. Lionel Morneau (1920-2006); FIC Week during summer; Dedication Wrendy’s Garden at Alfred Shaker Barn; Walsh Founder’s Medalist: Br. Arthur Greenwood.
June, 2006 Volume 50 Number 5
General Chapter, Br. Daniel Caron Reappointed Provincial; 2006 Jubililarians Brs. Henri Bernier, Lionel Morneau, Francis Blouin; Walsh Chorale visits Alfred and New England; around the Province: Retirement of Br. Raymond Fortin and Br. Rene Demers.
April, 2006 Volume 50 Number 4
General Chapter in Rome; New Superior General elected: Br. Yannick Houssay; Obituary for Br. Patrick Menard (1913-2006); Feb. 15, 2006 Homeless Marathon and Maine’s Governor John Baldacci visits Notre Dame in Alfred, Maine; Around the Province: Br. Robert Francoeur Conference Center at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio blessed; Br. Lionel Morneau and Br. Edgar St. Pierre in St. André’s Nursing Home in Maine; Visitors to Plattsburgh, New York.
December, 1960 Volume 4 Number 2
December, 1960: Brothers of Christian Instruction celebrate the centenary of death of one of their co-founders: Father Jean-Marie de LaMennais (December 26, 1860); Walsh College in North Canton, Ohio is dedicated by Most Reverend Emmet M. Walsh, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio; Prevost High School in Fall River, Massachusetts just before Christmas; Detroit Cathedral High School in Detroit, Michigan reports on the Founder’s centenary activities; and thanks for Clarion donors.
October, 1957 Volume 1 Number 1
October, 1957 :The very first Clarion!
Opening message from Provincial Br. Patrick Joseph (Menard) FIC.; Silver Jubilees (25 years) of Brothers Dacian(Dacien)Barrette and Romaric Quirion; Brothers Benjamin Felix (Normand Simoneau) and Louis Alcide Cote leave for 5 months of Second Novitiate on the Isle of Jersey off the coast of England in the English Channel; Brother Albert Joseph Tetreault appointed principal of St. Louis High School in Biddeford, Maine; Brothers Michael Richard and Marcel Fernand make first profession in Alfred, Maine; Brothers Patrick Denis (Wilfred Couture) and Roger Conrad make their perpetual final vows; happenings and graduation at La Mennais College in Alfred, Maine; Brothers at graduate school; Brothers Paul Richard (Roger Landry) of Fall River, MA and Jerome Mary (Jerome Lendway) of Pittsford, VT begin novitiate year; Brothers visit from Haiti; short news of other Brothers; asking for money investments from Clarion readers to help pay for training of new Brother candidates.