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2018 Jubilarians: The Marianists (Society of Mary) (SM)

Father Timothy W. Dwyer; Brother Chester Burnog; Brother Earl E. Leistikow; Brother Edward Loch; Father Quentin Hakenewerth; Brother Albert G. Kuntemeier; Brother Walter Ebbesmeyer

50th ordination

Father Timothy W. Dwyer

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Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1954

Ordination: Aug. 4, 1968

Education: Bachelor’s in English, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1957

Master’s in theological studies, Regis College/University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1987

Service in the archdiocese: Retreat team/director, Marianist Apostolic Center, Eureka, 1972-76

Retreat team, Marianist Retreat and Conference Center, Eureka, 1989-92

Provincial assistant for religious life, Marianist Province of St. Louis, 1992-95

Provincial, Marianist Province of St. Louis, 1995-2002

Provincial assistant for religious life, Marianist Province of the U.S., 2002-04

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher in Victoria, Texas, and Fribourg, Switzerland, 1957-64

Teacher and chaplain in Chicago and Fort Worth Texas, 1968-72

Formation team and campus ministry, Marianist Formation Center, San Antonio, 1976-82

Rector, Marianist Seminary, Toronto, 1982-86

Associate director, Institute for Pastoral Life, Kansas City, Mo., 1987-88

Aspirancy director, Casa Maria, San Antonio, 2005-10

Pastoral care, Marianist residence, San Antonio, 2005-10

Chaplain, Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ, 2010-16

About Father Timothy W. Dwyer: As I look back on the past 50 years as a Marianist priest, I do so with profound gratitude. I’ve been blessed to live and work in the Marianist family with so many wonderful men and women who are committed to embodying the spirit of Jesus and Mary in their lives and in the lives of others. That, for me, is what Marianist priesthood is all about.

50th profession

Brother Chester Burnog

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Birthplace: Chicago

First profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor’s degree, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1972

Master’s in business administration, University of Dayton, 1989

Service in the archdiocese: Business office staff, St. John Vianney High School, 1988-2014

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and coach, Marianist-sponsored high schools in San Antonio; Omaha, Neb.; and Milwaukee, Wis.; 1972-87

About Brother Chester Burnog: I have loved my life and experiences as a religious brother in the Society of Mary. Praying each morning and afternoon has enabled me to focus my life and grow as a person. I will have a long way to go, but I am hoping I have at least been able to knock on the door of heaven, and the Lord will let me in.

60th profession

Brother Earl E. Leistikow

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Birthplace: Parsons, Kan.

First profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in English, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1961

Master’s in foreign language, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. John Vianney High School, St. Mary’s High School and Chaminade College Prep, 1961-67

Teacher, St. John Vianney High School, 1969-82

Teacher, Chaminade College Prep, 1982-88

Director, Catholic Authors, 1988-89

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Chaminade College School, Toronto, 1967-69

Editor at North American Center for Marianist Studies, Dayton, Ohio, 1990-92

Assistant archivist, Society of Mary Archives, San Antonio, 1992-2011

Archivist, Marianist Archives, San Antonio, 2011-14

Assistant archivist, National Archives, Marianist Province of the U.S., San Antonio, 2014-present

About Brother Earl E. Leistikow: My life as a religious has been filled with good times and difficult times, both in the classroom and in personal life. I am grateful for the many brothers and priests who influenced me. I am most grateful for the time God has given me to serve as a teacher and to serve the Province of St. Louis, and now the Province of the U.S., and the Society. I remember the joy with which the “Te Deum” was sung at our first profession and continue to say, “You are God, we praise you!”

Brother Edward Loch

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Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.

First profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in history, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1961

Master’s in Spanish, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Chaminade College Prep, 1962-64

Teacher, St. Mary’s High School, 1973-83

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Victoria and Fort Worth, Texas, 1961-62

Teacher, Assumption High School, East St. Louis, Ill., 1964-73

Maintenance worker, Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, 1984-85

Teacher, San Antonio, 1985-86

Archivist, Archidiocese of San Antonio, 1986-2018

About Brother Edward Loch: I have served as archivist for the Archdiocese of San Antonio for almost 31 years. I have spent the same 31 years working in the evenings at the Youth Drop-In Center in the basement of St. Mary’s Church downtown (San Antonio) and at the juvenile detention center. I maintain a large email correspondence, and I read voraciously.

70th profession

Father Quentin Hakenewerth

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Birthplace: Old Monroe

First profession: 1948

Ordination: 1960

Education: Bachelor’s in education, University of Dayton, 1951

Bachelor’s in theology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1961

Master’s in clinical psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, 1965

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary’s High School, 1951-52

Teacher and soldality moderator, Eugene Coyle High School, Kirkwood, 1953-55

Assistant for religious life and apostolic action, Marianist Province of St. Louis, 1965-69

Provincial, Marianist Province of St. Louis, 1971-79

Vocations director, Bordeaux House, 1980-81

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and chaplain, Milwaukee, Wis., 1961-62

University instructor and scholastics chaplain, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1964-65

Instructor and scholastics director, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 1969-71

Assistant for religious life, General Administration, Rome, 1981-91

Superior general, General Administration, Rome, 1991-96

Novice master, Queretaro Novitiate, and assistant pastor, Queretaro, Mexico, 1996-2002

Pre-novice director, Queretaro Pre-novitiate, and assistant pastor, Queretaro, 2002-11

Chaplain and assistant pastor, House of Studies, Puebla, Mexico, 2011-17

Chaplain, assistant formation director, assistant pastor, Queretaro, 2017-present

About Father Quentin Hakenewerth: My most rewarding experience as a Marianist has been to discover the tremendous grace that God has given us through Blessed Chaminade in the Marianist charism, and to have the privilege of living that charism, even so poorly, and to share it with others. I am deeply grateful for my Marianist vocation and humbly thankful for the unmerited grace of perseverance.

Brother Albert G. Kuntemeier

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Birthplace: Pine Lawn

First profession: 1948

Education: Bachelor’s in education, University of Dayton, 1951

Master’s in business administration, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1962

Master’s in counseling, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, athletic director and coach, Eugene Coyle High School, Kirkwood, 1951-60

Teacher, treasurer, athletic director and coach, St. John Vianney High School, 1960-61

Teacher, counselor and coach, McBride High School, 1961-62

Recruiter, Maryhurst, 1963-70

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and counselor, South Bend, Ind., 1971-72

Teacher, counselor and coach in Chicago, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth Texas, 1972-2014

Chaplain for tennis teams at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 2014-present

About Brother Albert G. Kuntemeier: Some years ago, I discovered a quotation from St. Julian of Norwich: “The greatest honor we can give to God is to live joyfully in the knowledge of His love for us.” I feel that I have tried to live these inspiring words every day of my 70 years as a Marianist. That joyful living is possible because of the love and support that I have received from family, friends and my fellow brothers. Thank you, Marianists, for helping me attain and maintain this joy.

75th profession

Brother Walter Ebbesmeyer

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Birth name: Walter Ebbesmeyer

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1943

Education: Bachelor’s in history, University of Dayton, 1945

Master’s in history, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., 1955

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Chaminade College Prep, St. Mary’s High School, 1945-51

Teacher, McBride High School and Chaminade, 1957-70

Volunteer librarian, St. John Vianney High School, 1999-2013

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Victoria, Texas; 1951-57

Teacher and administrator, Assumption High School, East St. Louis, Ill., 1970-82

Volunteer, Vincent Gray Academy, East St. Louis, Ill., 1982-99

About Brother Walter Ebbesmeyer: I am very honored to celebrate my 75th jubilee. It seems that most of my life — my years of Marianist service — started in 1945 and ended in 1988. I am a cancer survivor and am thankful to be able to stand and deliver. I never gave up. Thank you and God love you.

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