Living in Faith Experience (LIFE) is a faith-sharing group for Vianney students in the Catholic, Marianist tradition.
The first Marianists were lay people formed by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade into sodalities, or small faith-sharing groups, in 1801. During the French Revolution, when Christianity was illegal in France, the sodalities functioned as underground groups for Catholics to practice their outlawed faith. Through Chaminade's guidance, the sodalities became a means to re-Christianize France after the revolution.
Griffin LIFE continues Chaminade's vision of a faith-sharing community. It's a great way to meet new friends and strengthen the bonds of faith.
Most of our LIFE nights are on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Art Gallery on Vianney's campus.
2019-20 Griffin LIFE Schedule
Thursday, August 22nd
Thursday, September 12th
Tuesday, October 8th
Thursday, November 7th
Thursday, December 12th
Thursday, February 6th
Thursday, March 5th
Wednesday, April 8th (Chaminade’s Birthday)
Thursday, May 7th
MODERATOR NAME: Nick Kheriaty, Elizabeth Palazzolo, Mark Buehrle
MODERATOR E-MAIL/CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each summer, prospective LIFE leaders have the opportunity to attend a week-long training session sponsored by the Society of Mary in Dayton, Ohio. The students trained at these sessions go on to lead Marianist LIFE groups at Marianist high schools and parishes throughout the country.
At the beginning of each spring semester students have the opportunity to register to attend this retreat and become leaders of the Griffin LIFE program.