Hugh Bihl, SM

Remarks Prepared for the Funeral Liturgy for Hugh Bihl, SM

Brother Thomas F. Giardino, SM, shares his reflection on the life and legacy of his friend and mentor, Hugh Bihl, who devoted his life to doing "Mary's big job."

Celebrating Brother Hugh Bihl's Legacy

Marianist Brother Hugh Bihl passed away on July 27, 2020. In honor of Brother Hugh's contribution to Marianist studies, we are highlighting some of his writings on this page.
Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.

Episode 15: Once a Missionary, Always a Missionary (Sr. Columba Yu, FMI)

Sister Columba is a Marianist Sister from South Korea who has spent the last 13 years of her life as a missionary in India. In this podcast she reflects on her experience as a Marianist Sister and missionary.

Episode 14: Wisdom from Our Founders for this Time of Pandemic

In this "socially distanced" episode of the podcast, Patti Gehred interviews Sister Gabby Bibeau about an article she wrote for the NACMS website on the parallels between the current COVID crisis and the Founders' own experiences of crisis during the French Revolution and experiences of illness.
Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI

Living in a Time of Crisis: It’s in Our Marianist DNA

Be it during a time of global pandemic or the French Revolution, Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, reminds us that biological and societal crises are not new for Marianists. They are part of our “DNA.” The key aspect for Bibeau is how such experiences transform us.
MSP 2.0 2018-2019

Opening the Doors of Hospitality and Creating Community: A One Day Retreat

Using scripture references of Mary’s mother-son relationship with Jesus, Joan McGuinness Wagner, as part of MSP 2.0, reminds us of the importance of hospitality, including in unlikely places. McGuinness Wagner ponders hospitality’s three essential components: giving, receiving, and transforming.

Blessed Are We: How Our Missionary Zeal Can Build the Marian Church

Margaret M. Lisjak, as part of MSP 2.0, has developed a practical guide with reflection questions related to the concept of "missionary zeal." Lisjak draws her inspiration from Mary and from our Marianist origin story. The resource she has created is excellent to use for a community gathering or in a retreat setting.

The Life of Personal Prayer (Circular No. 3)

Father David Fleming, former Superior General of the Society of Mary, reminds us that personal prayer is like a meaningful relationship, it requires time and nurturing. His Circular Letter includes "Ten Common Obstacles to the Life of Prayer" and it illumines "Hallmarks of Marianist Prayer." A practical thinker, with a rich spiritual heart, every Marianist can glean growth and wisdom from Father Fleming's insights into personal prayer.

After the General Chapter: Some Reflections on the Future of the Marianist Charism (Circular No. 1)

Father David Fleming's inaugural Circular as Superior General of the Society of Mary provides "seeds of the future," as he compares Blessed Chaminade's times to our current times. Along the way, Father Dave sums up the Marianist charism in five key words: faith, mission, community, inclusivity, and Mary. He also points out some challenges for Marianists today.

Lent Meditation 2: The Transfiguration

This is our second episode of our Lenten series of meditations.

Celebrating Father David Fleming's Legacy

In honor of Fr. Dave's legacy and contribution to Marianist scholarship, we would like to highlight some of the articles, circulars, and books that he has written over the years.

Marianist Education Webinar Videos

Watch these videos recorded from the Marianist Education Webinars hosted by NACMS on March 3 and 4, 2020, about Marianist middle/high schools and Marianist universities.

Lent Meditation 1: Praying with Jesus in the Desert

This is the first in a series of podcasts that are meditations for Lent.

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.

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