William Joseph Chaminade

Principles of Direction of Blessed Chaminade

Why would Chaminade make 23 attempts to formulate a Manual of Direction to give to his leaders? According to Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, to understand this, we must first consider the background of his work of predilection, the Sodality of Bordeaux.
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade and Mary

According to Johann G. Roten, SM: "Chaminade was more than a moralist; he was a prophet who proclaimed courageously the victory of Christ, whose most beautiful work is the Virgin Mary. Indeed, his thought is definitely more Christological and ecclesial than Marian."

Faith of the Heart: Commentary

The light of faith, says Father Chaminade, is like the sun that brightens our day so we can see everything clearly, if we have the eyes that can see. Join Father Richard Loehrlein, SM, as he explores the light of faith through faith of the heart.

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (III)

This is the final installment in Father Eduardo Benlloch's series of spiritual reflections on what can be called a Marianist style of meditation.
Rosary

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (II)

Father Chaminade is emphatic: “We must remember faith belongs more to the heart than to the mind.” (This is the second of a three-part series written by Eduardo Benlloch, SM..)

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (I)

True love always seeks the interests of the beloved and how to please him or her. The opposite is not love but possessive self-centeredness. (This is the first article of Father Eduardo Benlloch's three-part series.)

A Christmas Weave

According to Brother Tom Redmond, SM, "I propose the metaphor of knitting, of working with yarn, to help us understand the many threads that go into creating the Christmas story."
Tom Redmond, SM

Fourth Station of Advent: An Encounter with Grace

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, shares his fourth and final Station of Advent, in which he offers three special points of consideration.
Crayons

Founders Coloring Pages

Great resources for children or for your inner-child . . . color pictures of each of the three Marianist Founders
John the Baptist

Third Station of Advent: An Encounter with John the Baptist

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, explores three “annunciations” as part of his series on the "Stations of Advent.".
Good Shepherd

Second Station of Advent

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, during the second "Station of Advent," looks at encountering the Prophet Isaiah.
Tom Redmond, SM

A Reflection on Advent

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, has developed a series that looks at Advent from a deeply-spiritual perspective, but with a twist: the "Stations of Advent." Join Brother Tom as he explores the first Station in this time of waiting for the birth of the Savior.

Father Chaminade and the Church

Father Eduardo Benlloch, SM, writes about how Chaminade’s contemplation of the mystical body of Christ became combined with his charismatic vision of the figure of Mary in the eternal plan of God.

Why Should We Dedicate Ourselves to Mary?

This is a fair question. After all, our entire religion is centered in Jesus. Why do we have to do anything else, except to listen to his Word and follow it? Join Father Paul Landolfi, SM, as he looks at Marian dedication.
FMI Rule of Life

Rule of LIfe: Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

The 1984 Rule of Life of the Marianist Sisters

Mary and Faith

"She [Mary] is my friend, my mother, and my mentor. I want other young mothers to know Mary as I know her and through her share their memories and stories." (This article is part of Susan Handle Terbay's "Morning Coffee with Mary" series.)
Tom Redmond, SM

A Reflection on Saragossa

Could it be that our view of what happened to Father Chaminade at Saragossa gives some insight into how God and the intercession of Mary work in our lives through our Marianist commitment? Join Brother Tom Redmond, SM, in his exploration of this question.

Our Lady of the Pillar: Patroness

This is an interesting story, seemingly unbelievable, about Mary’s first apparition in history, states Brother John Samaha, SM.
Martin Solma, SM

Marianist Theme: Mary

Through words and images, Father Solma explains his rediscovery of Mary . . . a woman some put on "the shelf" following the Second Vatican Council.

What Does Mary Believe?

I believe in coloring outside the lines . . . This may sound odd to some because I am supposed to be so perfect.

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