Ave Maria Living

Life in the town of Ave Maria, Florida. News & information for residents & visitors.

Recent Herald stories: Ave Maria Water #1, Veterans home proposal, more

HeraldSince its founding in 2007, the town of Ave Maria has been able to consistently rely on one solid source for news: the Ave Maria Herald, a project of Pat Sette and David Shnaider, who moved their family to town in the beginning. We are fortunate to have them as part of our community. These are some of the stories in the Herald recently about Ave Maria:

Ave Maria Is a Potential Site for VA Nursing Home

Ave Maria Water Judged Florida’s Best for 2nd time

Travis Curtright Honored with 2nd Laub-Novak Award

Laura Mastandrea Named to All-Area HS Soccer Team

Donahue Football Players Receive State-wide Awards

Former AMU Student Remembered as “Everyday Hero”

Ave Maria Oratory: Lumen Christi

Easter Vigil Mass at the Ave Maria Oratory

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photo by Rudy Vasquez

Lumen Christi

 

Easter Sunday with Fr. McTeigue: How will I know it’s Easter?

Borgognone  risen Christ Ave Maria FloridaThe readings for today’s Mass for Easter Sunday, which focus on the Resurrection of the Lord, were the inspiration for this homily given by Father Robert McTeigue, SJ, a homilist par excellence who teaches Philosophy at Ave Maria University and preaches almost every day to the students and parishioners of Ave Maria, and who asks for your prayers as he completes his forthcoming book, I Have Someone to Tell You: A Jesuit Heralds the Gospel, which will include a sampling of his homilies and some essays on preaching. We invite comments below.

Would you mind if I asked you a question? It is a question with an obvious answer, but I want us to find a not-so-obvious answer. Are you ready?  The question is this:  How do you know when it is time to celebrate Easter? The obvious answer would be, “That’s easy Father—just look at a calendar.” A more sophisticated answer might be, “I think it’s got something to do with the full moon and the spring equinox.”  Now, that’s ok, but that’s not quite what I’m looking for.

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Because I’m happy – it’s Easter

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Because I’m happy – Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy - Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy - Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy - Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

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To celebrate this incredibly joyous occasion of Easter, please enjoy “Happy” performed by the Ave Maria University’s Shakespeare in Performance troupe as a prelude to What You Will. Lyrics are from the hit song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

Tickets to What You Will are free but you must reserve seats in advance at AveShakespeare@gmail.com. All shows are held in the Academic Building, room 1019 at Ave Maria University. Dates and start times are below:

Wed, 4/23:  7:30 PM.
Thurs, 4/24, 7:30 PM.
Fri, 4/25:  Sold Out!
Sat, 4/26, 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun, 4/27, 2:00 PM

All evening shows begin seating at 7:00 PM, pre-show starts at 7:15, doors close at 7:30. Afternoon shows begin seating at 1:30 PM, pre-show starts at 1:45, doors close at 2:00.

In need of corporal works, He left

To lose – to give my self – to love*

From crib to cross the life He led
Was feeding us and being fed

In giving all He had to give
His body: food, that I might live

Yes from that wood He wished to feed
His flock by giving me His need

Such wounded need, to give me heaven
The Lamb in need of works, all seven

Evicted from His temple home
Imprisoned by the man from Rome

Sickened by each brutal blow
A grimmer day no man could know

Naked and deprived of bread
And thirsting so, and finally dead

In need of corporal works, He left
A humble gift for His bereft

That strengthens us to ever give
To ‘suage His need in those who live

His gift to me was being killed
By giving so was He fulfilled

I too must lose my “self” to find
The dest’ny of my heart and mind

To lose – to give my self – to love
A humble moon, reflection of

The gleaming giving Trinity
I seek and hope to ever be

And thus I hope to ever see
In glory His Divinity

By losing everything, I gain
By losing, everything I gain

 

A family’s Way of the Cross*

01 Station 02 Station 03 Station

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in Ave Maria

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This recent blog piece gives high praise to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Here is an excerpt:

[This] program for children has given the kids something I could never be sure I was conveying: a simple, synthesized, profound involvement with the Gospel and with the liturgical life of the Church.

Did you know this program is present here in Ave Maria at the Montessori school in town? On the website, one local family offers this testimonial:

…We are especially grateful that Ave Maria Montessori incorporates the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd so that our children can experience the truth and beauty of Sacred Scripture and the Liturgy in a way that is accessible to them…

And bowing His head, He handed over the Spirit.


Good Friday, Gospel of John

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“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain” 

Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck

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