I Had a Dream the Other Night: Chaminade Interview and Stability

Father Paul Landolfi, SM, shares his “dream interview” with Blessed Chaminade. The duo discuss the Marianist vow of Stability, with our Blessed Founder emphasizing the importance and inclusive nature of this commitment to Mary and Jesus and the Marianist Family.
Blessed Chaminade

A Fresh Look at Blessed Father Chaminade

We may know certain incidents of Blessed Father Chaminade's life, recall key quotations, but we still need to discover who he is as a person.
Spanish Martyrs

Spanish Martyrs

A brief overview of the Marianist Martyrs from Ciudad Real and Madrid who died for their faith during the Spanish Civil War. (The material is a reprint from articles in "The Apostle of Mary" from 1942.)

Transition of the Marianist Charism

Father Ted Cassidy explores the changing dynamics of the Marianist Family and the role of the Society of Mary and Marianist Sisters in today's Church.
Pieta

Mary an Activist?

This Lent, explore Mary's pain of losing her child through an act of violence. Susan Handle Terbay ponders Mary's grief and sees her not as a meek woman, but as an activist.
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Spirituality in the Woods

Brother Donald Boccardi, SM, known for his love of music, turned to one of his passions--song lyrics--to probe spirituality in the modern era: in particular "Into the Woods," by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

Nursing Station

Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his insights on the beatification of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. He states that our Founder reminds us that "who we are is Christ--broken, crucified, and risen. We are to be that face and love of God for all God’s people."

Guadalupe: A Personal Account

Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his personal feeling and realization that the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe "had little to do with roses in December or miraculous pictures on cloaks. The miracle of Guadalupe is something about a God who loves each of us."

A Sociologist Considers the Contributions of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous

Laura M. Leming, FMI, a sociologist at the University of Dayton and a Marianist Sister, highlights Marie Thérèse's "best practices" of social ministry in relation to this Marianist Founder's work with former sex workers at the Miséricorde.

Blessed Jakob Gapp: Social Justice Animator

For Father Jakob Gapp, martyred by the Nazis during World War II, the identification point is social justice. Through his life and actions he sang Mary’s song, the Magnificat, and proclaimed how God lifts up the lowly and casts down the powerful.

Men and Women on a Mission: Catholic Education in the Marianist Tradition

This short article looks at the inclusive nature of family spirit within the Marianist Family and the centrality of community to Marianist education.

Interpersonal Relations: Family Spirit

Ignacio Otaño, SM, looks at family spirit as it relates to educators.

Assumption of Mary

Tied to this feast are themes of Mary as Mother of the Church and model for the Church. In her, the Church witnesses the fullness of the effects of the saving death and resurrection of Christ for humanity.

Saint Juan Diego, Icon of Mary's Evangelizing Mission: Model for the Laity

Juan Diego’s canonization has renewed and increased the momentum of the movement to designate him as the patron saint of the laity and lay apostles.

Marianists in Eastern Africa

Faces, places, and stories from the Marianist implantation in Eastern Africa—covering the years 1957-2006. Brother Fred Silbereis compiled the material from sources in the Regional Archives. Learn about the joys, struggles, and challenges along the way as the Marianist charism takes root.

Eduardo Benlloch: Formation in the Family

In loving memory of Father Eduardo Benlloch: a fitting tribute to a premier Marianist researcher, teacher, and formator

Walking Our Talk Barefooted

Walking our talk barefoot is feeling our words and the depth of the injustice that in turn could subject our heart and soul to bruises, scratches, and cuts. (A look at living a spiritually discalced life)

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (III)

This is the final installment in Father Eduardo Benlloch's series of spiritual reflections on what can be called a Marianist style of meditation.
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Concerning the Prayer of Faith (II)

Father Chaminade is emphatic: “We must remember faith belongs more to the heart than to the mind.” (This is the second of a three-part series written by Eduardo Benlloch, SM..)

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (I)

True love always seeks the interests of the beloved and how to please him or her. The opposite is not love but possessive self-centeredness. (This is the first article of Father Eduardo Benlloch's three-part series.)

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