Susan Handle Terbay

Morning Coffee with Mary

A touching reflection on motherhood, filled with the joyous pains of childbirth and Jesus' suffering on the cross . . . told through the eyes of a mom armed with a cup of coffee and a rosary. (Article by Susan Handle Terbay)
Mount St. John

Mount St. John Centennial: In Pictures

A look at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at Mount St. John
Raymond L. Fitz, SM

Partners in Mission: Some Reflections on the Future of Mount Saint John

Brother Raymond L. Fitz, SM, looks at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at the Mount St. John property in Dayton, Ohio. His words are a reflection and challenge for all Marianists--religious and lay.
Father Chaminade

Chaminade Family Tree

For those seeking history on Blessed Chaminade, here is his family tree.

Founders before 1800

For those who like to see things visually, here's a chart on the early lives of the Marianist Founders: including stories, efforts in the French Revolution, and birth order.
Alison R. Cawley

Vision and Leadership Styles of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous and Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon

Alison R. Cawley explores the leadership qualities developed by Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous during the chaos and upheaval of the French Revolution.
Susan Handle Terbay

When God Says No: Our Lady of Sorrows

Whenever I pray I want to believe that I will be heard and God most certainly will answer my prayer(s). . . but then what if God says, “No.” Susan Handle Terbay looks at Our Lady of Sorrows.
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

How do we as Marianists begin to share who Mary is for us today, beyond cultural boundaries? One source is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. Father Rudy Vela, SM, explores the spiritual and cultural richness of Mary's connection to the Americas.
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.
Mary's Magnificat

Audio File: The Magnificat

Mary's conversation with the Angel.
Marianist Soundings

Marianist Soundings, vol. 11, no. 2

This issue of "Marianist Soundings" focuses on education and explores ways that we Marianists educate through word and action.
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?
Three Founders

Three People, One Mission

A look at the skill set that each Founder brought to the establishment of the comprehensive Marianist Family

Over-the-Rhine

A shooting death in Cincinnati brings Brother Mitch Schweickart, SM, to a deeper understanding of Jesus' journey to Jerusalem. "I could not have predicted on Palm Sunday . . . that the next few days would plunge me into the passion and death commemorated by Holy Week celebrations."

Reflection: The Night of the Execution

Brian Halderman, as part of the Adèle Social Justice Project, talks about the emotional experience of protesting against the execution of an Ohio death row inmate. "That night changed me; it made me aware of the despair we face in times of death, whether it is the murder of a loved one or the execution of the perpetrator."

Teamwork in the Society of Mary

In this circular, Brother Thomas Giardino, SM, as General Assistant for Education, reminds us that the true end goal of teamwork is not accomplishment but mission. He looks at the importance of dialogue and teamwork in this missionary endeavor.
James Heft, SM

Leadership in the Marianist Tradition

Father James L. Heft, SM, highlights three insights from the Marianist tradition of education--collaboration, the careful linking of heart and head, and an emphasis on institutional change--that can assist in the development of leadership.
Dave Fleming, SM

Educators and Missionaries in a New Key (Circular No. 10)

"I believe this topic will interest even those who work in other ministries, because our mission as educators in faith is one key to Marianist identity."

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