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.

Marianist Origins: An Anthology of Basic Documents

Published under the direction of Father Quentin Hakenewerth, SM, with assistance from Father David Fleming, SM, this anthology of early Marianist documents provides today's reader with the spiritual gems from our shared heritage that can be applied to Marianist formation today.

General Superiors of the FMI

Here are the names, faces, and terms of service of the women who have guided the Marianist Sisters as General Superiors. We thank God for their leadership.
William Joseph Chaminade

Letters of Father Chaminade: Introduction and Volumes 1 and 2

In light of the facts as revealed in his letters, Father Chaminade’s doctrine becomes clear; his personality appears in all the simplicity of reality and in all the splendor of truth. These are definitely not the letters of a person who wishes to speak of himself. . . . In them he provides all sorts of practical details and guidance.

Marianist Founders on Faith

Here are quotations from the Marianist Founders on faith, during this "Year of Faith."
Music Note

Er lebe hoch

A custom of long standing at Marianist celebrations is the singing of the "Er Lebe Hoch," a German toasting song. Find out more about this song's connection to the Marianists.
FMI Rule of Life

Rule of LIfe: Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

The 1984 Rule of Life of the Marianist Sisters
Mount St. John

Mount St. John Centennial: In Pictures

A look at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at Mount St. John
Adèle

Adèle's Association: Rule of the "Little Society"

The "Little Society" was a group of young women living in postrevolutionary France.
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade's Letter to Pope Gregory XVI, Rome

A crowning achievement of the Founder's life was completing the Marianist Constitutions and securing a Decree of Praise from the Vatican.
William Joseph Chaminade

Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839

Read Brother Lawrence J. Cada's masterful translation of this important spiritual letter that shaped the early development of the Society of Mary.
Brook

"I am like a brook."

What is the source of this quote attributed to Father Chaminade?

What's This About a Fulcrum?

Blessed Chaminade used the term "fulcrum," but what did he mean by it?