Lenten Reflections from Father Chaminade

Brothers Timothy Phillips, SM, and Kelvin Maona, SM, have developed a Lenten daily reflection related to the wisdom of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. May the fruits of our two brothers from the Region of East Africa and the thoughts of our Blessed Founder enrich your forty days of preparation for Easter.

Episode 13: Responding to God's Invitation (Brother Tom Redmond on Spiritual Direction)

Brother Tom Redmond reflects on the gift of spiritual direction, which is a major component of the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat in Daily Life.
Albert E. Prendergast

Marianist Vow of Stability and the Marianist State

Just what is the "State of Religious Living in the World"? And, how does one make a permanent commitment to live a vocation as a lay Marianist? Albert E. Prendergast, a member of the Visitation State Community, examines these questions as he traces the roots of commitment to lay Marianist life and its implications for today.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Nativity

This is the fourth and final episode of our Advent Marian Meditation series. In this podcast, we reflect on the Nativity.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Visitation

This is the third episode of our Advent Marian Meditations, and it is about the Visitation.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Immaculate Conception

This podcast features a Scripture reading, reflection questions, and soothing music to lead you deeper into prayer on the Immaculate Conception.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Annunciation

This is the first episode of our Advent Marian Meditations, and it is about the Annunciation.
Robert K. Moriarty, SM

Mission & Charism: "Reimagining the Dream," a Marianist Missionary Narrative for the Twenty-First Century

According to Robert K. Moriarty, SM, "As Marianists in the United States take stock these days of our contemporary situation and our future prospects, we hear calls for the development of a 'common missionary vision' or 'new missionary narrative' for the years ahead. 'Mission & Charism' offers itself as a contribution for this developing conversation among us. The focus on the missionary is key."

Episode 12: Embracing Marianist Life and Service (Maureen O'Rourke)

Lay Marianist and PULSE coordinator Maureen O'Rourke shares about her Marianist life, journey, and commitment.

Marianist World Day of Prayer 2019 Resources

The World Council of the Marianist Family has released this resource for the Marianist World Day of Prayer on October 13, 2019.

Episode 11: Finding Family Far from Home (Jessica González Uhlig)

Listen to this episode to hear Jessica share some reflections about what the Marianist Family has meant to her in her personal, professional, and spiritual life. Originally recorded at the 2017 Lay Marianist Assembly in Dayton.

Bibliography of Resources on Marianist Education

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Marianist Education in 2019, we have put together this brief bibliography of some resources related to Marianist education.

200 Years of Marianist Education

See these resources and information from the Society of Mary's General Administration that inform and commemorate 200 years of Marianist education.

Marianist Praxis Book Reading Guide

This free PDF is a reading guide to accompany the book "Marianist Praxis: Building Marianist Educational Culture" by Bro. Stephen Glodek, S.M.

August 13th: Memorial of Blessed Jakob Gapp, S.M. Priest and Martyr

Born July 26, 1897, in Wattens in the Austrian Tyrol, Jakob was the seventh son of Martin Gapp and Antonia Wach. He attended elementary school in his native village and pursued his high school studies in Hall. On May 24, 1915, Italy declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This same year, Jakob enlisted in the Austrian army. He was sent to the Italian front, where he was wounded and decorated for his courage. At the end of the war he was taken prisoner. He underwent a great deal of suffering during his captivity. During the war Jakob came under the spell of an idealistic socialism, which led to a crisis of faith. On August 13, 1920, Jakob entered the Marianist novitiate at Greisinghof (Austria).

Episode 10: The Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness (MSP 2.0 Participants)

Some of the people who participated in the MSP 2.0 program in the summer of 2018 share their reflections about Father Chaminade's Five Silences and how they relate to mindfulness in the 21st century.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

The Five Silences, Missionary Disciples, and the Call to Accompaniment

Anthony J. Garascia, as part of MSP 2.0, reminds us that Chaminade's Five Silences are not intended for just personal prayer or personal holiness. Rather, the end result should be movement to "accompaniment" and "action." Garascia also compares the System of Virtues to the formation process involved in RCIA.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

Modern Technology and the Five Silences

In our increasingly wired world, how do we carve out time for silence, especially for those born after the development of the Internet, those who have always had technology at their fingertips? Kay Stone, as part of MSP 2.0, examines the pros and cons of our accelerated world of digital gadgets and provides practical guidance for moments of unplugging to enter into the silent and sacred..

White Privilege Through the Lenses of the Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness

Maureen Hoock, as part of MSP 2.0, looks at “white privilege” as it relates to the culture of the United States. She uses Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences and Marianist mindfulness as avenues to draw one to greater empathy and understanding for the need for a true discipleship of equals in modern culture.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

Marianist Mindfulness: A Guided Retreat

Mike Bennett, a university campus minister, has developed a guided retreat on Marianist mindfulness. This six-day experience draws its inspiration from scripture and Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences.

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