After meeting his first Marist Brother at Good Shepherd Parish as a young boy and now celebrating 63 years as a Marist Brother, Br. Luke Reddington offers us some insight.. Br. Luke Reddington was greatly supported by his family to become a Marist Brother. He felt connected early on to the Marist Mission and the Brothers who embody that mission. He didn’t even know what Marist was until the 6th grade. From that point on, through family and events, the Marist Brothers call became clearer.
What does it mean to be Marist according to Br. Luke? Br. Luke describes Marist as “considering all in life”. He mentions it doesn’t have to be anything more than “having a kind heart.” Being a Marist Brother has helped him live his life well. He finds Marist Brothers live life unselfishly and with the commitment to be prayerful.
Community is an important call to any Marist Brother. Br. Luke found that getting to know his fellow Marist Brother offered him the opportunity to grow in faith and community. He recalls some of his favorite interactions with fellow Marist Brothers, Br. Angus, Br. Steve and Br. Phillip- all from Malloy High School. While his favorite pastime as a Marist Brother has been supervising groups of students, his toughest challenge was his role as Superior (Provincial). While Br. Luke remains busy, he does enjoy time to read and write and watching basketball and baseball and TV.
We thank Br. Luke for his 63 years of service as a Marist Brother and all the many lives he continues to touch with his work.