The North American Center for Marianist Studies provides resources to people interested in the Marianist Family and to Marianist ministries. Through programs, publications, research, and a special library collection, NACMS strives to link the vision of the Marianist Founders to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS is sponsored by the Society of Mary, a Catholic religious order.
Some days I feel like a puppet without a master, endlessly dragging on through hours that seem to hold no purpose. . . . Most days, however, I feel guided by an unseen force, performing kind actions and always striving to live a morally good life for myself and others in every moment.
. . . a significant event happened when a Marianist brother asked me to help with a
youth gathering in the summer. He was Father André Fétis, SM. Sometimes, I now say, “It is all
André’s fault,” which means, “thank you, André.”
“I feel like I really have to give it my all,” she told me. “If I don’t take vows and become a sister, I’ll feel like I failed.” This was the first time I met this woman, so I know she didn’t know my story.