Joseph Verrier, SM

Concerning the Daries Brothers: Errors and Corrections

This small article, written by Father Joseph Verrier, SM, corrects historical errors pertaining to the three Daries brothers, who attended the Mussidan school where the Chaminade brothers taught. At least one of the Daries brothers, an exile in Spain who died during the French Revolution, desired to begin a Society of Mary upon his return to his homeland.

Lonergan's Transcendental Method and the Marianist Method

The focus of Sister Marcy Loehrlein's paper is to establish the relationship of the method of the Marianist virtues to the cognitive and volitional method developed by Bernard Lonergan, SJ.
de La Salle

The Restoration of Christian Schools in Bordeaux During the Consulate and the Empire

In his biography of Father Chaminade, Father Simler indicated, among the works of the Servant of God, the involvement he had in the restoration of the Christian Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle in Bordeaux. This article by Father Joseph Verrier, SM, fills in many details not mentioned in Father Simler's account.
Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Brother Joseph J. Panzer's popular 1965 dissertation examines the history and educational methods of the Society of Mary. This is a classic text on Marianist education.

Why Are There Two "Societies of Mary"?: Notes on the Origins of Marianists and Marists

Fun fact: Did you know there are two religious congregations with the name "Society of Mary" (SM) in the Roman Catholic Church? Brother Timothy Phillips, SM (Marianist), and Alois Greiler, SM (Marist), look at this unusual occurrence.
Joseph Verrier, SM

Jean Lafon: Leader of the Malet Conspiracy

Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe Lafon was a decidedly singular character, typical of a turbulent period in history, whose life story is a web of whims of fate, surprises, and erratic strokes of fortune.

Introduction to Social Justice

A practical pamphlet on the topic of social change, written by Father William Ferree, the premiere Marianist expert in the field of social justice and thought . . . a man who reminds us of the importance of “organizing for the common good.”

Spiritual Direction: Chaminade and Chevaux

Explore spiritual direction in early Marianist life.
William J. Ferree, SM

Study of Delegation of Authority in Local Administration

"We have neglected . . . the remarkable resources for good administration which were left to us by Father Chaminade," says Father William Ferree.