Marianist Music

Be taken to the foot of the cross, make an act of consecration, or literally sing the praises of Blessed Chaminade with Marianist music composed by Brother Stan Zubek, SM.

Marianist Consecrated Life: A Plunge Into the Heart of the Charism

This FMI circular, written by Franca Zonta, celebrates the opening of the “Year of the Consecrated Life.” This jubilee year is offered to the consecrated life so that it might become the occasion for making a “grateful remembrance” of the past, embracing the future with hope, and living the present with passion.
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.)
NACMS

NACMS Cumulative Index

Want to know what we have published? The NACMS Cumulative Index is a listing of NACMS and Marianist Resources Commission publications divided by title, author, subject, or number (As of 2014)

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.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Mary, Two Perspectives, United States and Eastern Africa, Interpretations for Contemporary Marianist Life

Brother Hugh W. Bihl, in this monograph, examines the cultures of the United States and of Eastern Africa for an interesting look at "motherhood" and Our Mother, Mary.
Three O'Clock Prayer

The Three O'Clock Prayer

Jean-Baptiste Armbruster, SM, traces the origin and evolution of the Three O'Clock Prayer. (The prayer's purpose and meaning has changed over time.) He culminates his work with proposals on using it today.
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.
Woods

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.

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.

The Individual "I" and the Indispensable "We": Christian Community in a Postmodern World

Father David Fleming, SM, looks at the postmodern world and provides insights on the positive aspects and challenges facing Marianist communities today.

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."
Anthony Garascia

Marian Dimension of the Church

Anthony Garascia explores the "Marian character of holiness" and references scientific inquiry in the process. His paper is a modern look at the beauty of the Scripture-rich heritage we have inherited about our Blessed Mother.

Being the Church in the Only Empire There Is

Sociologist Robert N. Bellah looks at Small Christian Community (SCC) practices in the United States.

Anniversaries

Sister Laura Leming, FMI, shares her prayer-filled feelings of commitment in light of the falling of the World Trade Center.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Chaminade's Vision of Church

Brother Hugh Bihl, SM, explores the Chaminadean understanding of Church and its linkage to the Sodality and the Universal Church.

Feast of the Annunciation (March 25)

In the middle of Lent, trying to turn around the great Flood of human pride, greed, ruthlessness, we raise the Icon of the Annunciation: the maiden and the awesome Power of God.

Feast of the Visitation (May 31): To Share the Secret

I've got a secret. It's for me to know and for you to find out. How petulant can you get? This is hardly the way to win friends and influence people.

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.

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