NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
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  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia

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Lenten Meditation #4: Three O'Clock Prayer Guided Meditation

This last Lenten Meditation is a guided meditation on the Three O'Clock Prayer that transports you to the foot of the Cross with Mary.

Podcast: Responding to God's Invitation (Bro. Tom Redmond, SM on Spiritual Direction)

Marianist Brother Tom Redmond is a staff member at NACMS. He has been working for the past several years to adapt the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat--which has traditionally been a 30 day retreat centered on Marianist spirituality, Mary, and the Founders--into a retreat that people can do in their daily life. A major component of the retreat is meeting with a spiritual director. In this podcast, Patti Gehred talks to Bro. Tom about spiritual direction. What is it? Why is it important? How is it different from counseling or confession? Throughout the course of the interview, Bro. Tom shares insights into how we can respond to God's invitation to growth and deeper relationship.

Podcast: Embracing Marianist Life and Service (Maureen O'Rourke)

Lay Marianist Maureen O'Rourke reflects on how she embraced her Marianist identity and call to serve her neighborhood. She talks about the Marianist PULSE volunteer program that she directs, how the Marianist Family has become part of her marriage, and she shares about the various Marianists who have played an important role in her life.

Podcast: Finding Family Far from Home (Jessica González Uhlig)

Lay Marianist Jessica González Uhlig is originally from Puerto Rico. She grew up knowing members of the Marianist Family but didn't fully know what it meant to be Marianist until she attended the University of Dayton. Now she helps with the formation of Marianist Educational Associates at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. Listen to this episode to hear Jessica share some reflections about what the Marianist Family has meant to her in her personal, professional, and spiritual life. Originally recorded at the 2017 Lay Marianist Assembly in Dayton. 

Podcast: The Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness (MSP 2.0 Participants)

Some of the people who participated in the MSP 2.0 program in the summer of 2018 share their reflections about Father Chaminade's Five Silences and how they relate to mindfulness in the 21st century. Hear a project that interests you?

Podcast: Marianist Lessons from Rough Patches (Linda Zappacosta and Brad Leger)

Linda Zappacosta and Brad Leger are good friends. Linda has been a lay Marianist for over 50 years; Brad is a "new kid," as he says, in the Marianist Family. Listen to Brad interview Linda about her life as a Marianist and some things she learned about God, herself, and Marianist community after her struggle with illness.

Podcast: The Gift of Relationship (Fr. Norbert Burns, SM)

Father Norbert Burns, S.M. is a 95 year old Marianist priest who just celebrated his 75th anniversary of first vows. Father Norb is well known for his teaching and work on the vocation of marriage. He is especially well known for teaching classes on Christian Marriage for several decades at the University of Dayton. His last class that he taught, in 2007, had 125 students in just one class. In this podcast, Fr. Norb talks about his life, reflects on his vocation, and talks about the greatest gift of his life: relationships.

Podcast: Go to Europe, Become a Sister (Sr. Marie Abmayr, FMI)

In this episode of the podcast, Sister Marie Abmayr, FMI reflects on how she became a Marianist Sister, particularly about going to Spain in 1950 for her novitiate.

Podcast: Mary as Mother and Friend (Maureen Hoock)

Lay Marianist Maureen Hoock shares about her Marianist journey in St. Louis, Missouri and about her deep friendship with Mary, as well as how being Marianist has impacted her vocation as a mother.

Podcast: Building a Hearth for the World (Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams)

Lay Marianists Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams offer their perspective on the Marianist Family as young lay Marianists. Abby is graduating from the University of Dayton in May, and Elizabeth graduated last year. Listen to their reflections on how their community--the Hearth Community--plans to live out their commitment past graduation, as well as their thoughts on Mary. Recorded during the Marianist Lay Assembly in July 2017.

Podcast: Story of a Friendship (Mother Adèle and Jeanne Diché)

This episode is a re-creation--through fictionalized letters--of Adele's relationship and collaboration with her best friend, Jeanne Diché. Jeanne was also an important support to the Marianist Sisters in their early foundation years. Listen to how their friendship unfolds, even as they choose different vocations: religious life for Adele, and marriage and motherhood for Jeanne.

Podcast: Brother and Sister in the Marianist Family (Fr. Dave Fleming, SM and Marceta Reilly)

Marceta Reilly and Father Dave Fleming, S.M. are very active members of the Marianist Family. They are also siblings. Fr. Dave left home to join the Society of Mary when Marceta was eight years old, and although Marceta came to know the Marianists through her older brother, she made the charism her own by forming lay communities in the rural Kansas town where she lives. She has also been an active member of Our Lady of the Round Table, which is an international online lay Marianist community. In this podcast, they interview each other about some of their experiences in the Marianist Family and their insights into the charism.

Podcast: Following Mary's Yes in the Inner City (Mike and Beth Schulz)

Lay Marianists Mike and Beth Schulz share their story about graduating from the University of Dayton and founding the Nassau Lay Marianist Community on the urban East side of Dayton. The Nassau Community was inspired by the Marianist charism and the Catholic Worker Movement as a living community that would build relationships with the urban poor. This community would eventually start Mission of Mary Cooperative, which is a non-profit urban farm in East Dayton that also provides fresh food to low-income families. According to Mike and Beth, this entire project drew its inspiration from Mary's "Yes." 

Podcast: The First Lay Assembly (Marge Cavanaugh and Tony Garascia)

The inaugural episode of Sharing Our Marianist Stories includes a conversation between Marge Cavanaugh and Anthony Garascia regarding the first Marianist Lay Assembly in North America and the rapid growth and changes that occurred throughout the 1990s. (Recorded on July 15, 2017 - MLC-NA Assembly, University of Dayton, Kennedy Union)

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