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.
James Wisecaver, SM

You've Got To Be Carefully Taught

Brother James Wisecaver, SM, shares his experiences, thoughts, and impressions with Marianists who are concerned with involving themselves with the emerging multicultural faces of America. Cultural characteristics inherent in the behavior of Anglo-Americans and several immigrant peoples will be described.

Chaminade's Message Today: Reading Guide

Draw out key points from "Chaminade's Message Today" regarding the founding of the Marianist Family and gifts the Marianist Family offers our world today.
Marianists in Cleveland

Marianist Sesquicentennial: The Story of 150 Years of Marianist Education in the Diocese of Cleveland

From the origins at St. Patrick's Parish in 1856 until modern time, this booklet traces Marianist education in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Phil Lohr

Becoming a Caring Community: A Process Guide for Beginning a Small Faith Community in the Marianist Tradition

Philip J. Lohr has created a guide for initial formation for building Small Christian Community in which all members are responsible for the success of the group and are called to lead at some point. At the concluding session, the material enables the group to determine how and if it will continue after its initial formation.
Mary

The Life of Mary

Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, shares his beautiful reflection on the life and witness of Mary, told through her joy, sorrow, and glory.

Chaminade Game

Need a fun Marianist game for a community meeting or retreat? Jim Murray has created a game where you draw, sculpt, sing, and shout about Marianist life.

Mary and Freedom

According to Brother Lawrence J. Cada, SM, "American Catholic spirituality draws its most distinctive genius from the high ideals of the American ethos. Freedom is the ideal that will link Marianist spirituality and American Catholic spirituality."
Sacred Heart of Jesus

From a Full Heart: Thoughts from Father Chaminade

This is a spiritual quote a day, the Chaminade way, developed by Francis J. Greiner, SM.
Marianist Soundings

Marianist Soundings, vol. 12, no. 1

Are Marianists part of a Social Movement Organization? Explore this edition of "Marianist Soundings," which has a focus on the laity, and decide for yourself. (Articles by Carol Ramey and Alexander P. Orlowski.)
Isabella Moyer

Mary's Look

For the Marianist World Day of Prayer in 2007, Isabella Moyer penned a touching reflection on Notre Dame du Cap and the beauty of the mother-child bond and the Marianist-Mary bond.

Introduction to Social Justice

A practical pamphlet on the topic of social change, written by Father William Ferree, the premiere Marianist expert in the field of social justice and thought . . . a man who reminds us of the importance of “organizing for the common good.”

Let the Brothers of Mary Call No Man "Father"

The Marianist story is radically open to the perspective of "discipleship of equals" because of the way daily life has been structured between those who are not ordained and those who are. This article by Father Bernard Lee, SM, first appeared in "The Promise Woman."

What Marianist Spirituality Is for Me and How It Works

Peter Daino talks of the woman who taught the Word to speak, who stands next to the oppressed, and who teaches us not to be silent in the face of atrocity. The article concludes with a personal story illustrating the Marian method of prayer.

The Holy Name of Mary

A name, Father Chaminade taught, reveals the identity or the essence of a person. Combining the two meanings for the name of Mary examined here we get “Dolorosa Defiant”—the wounded rebel. This Peter Daino article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."
Carol P. Ramey

Mary Was a Lay Woman Who Lived in Community

This paper addresses three components of Marianist spirituality: empowerment of the laity, Mary, and community. The historical relevance of the establishment of lay groups in Bordeaux is compared in two major biographies of Father Chaminade, and the characteristics of the early communities are presented as a model for today's Church. This Carol Ramey article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."

Golden Anniversary of Alliance Mariale

The Marianist Family is comprised of four branches. While many know about the Marianist Lay Communities, Marianist Sisters, and Society of Mary, fewer people are aware of the Alliance Mariale. So, just what is it? This article by Michelle Héraud fills in some of the details.
Johann Roten

True Enlightenment

When it comes to praying the rosary, do you know the "mysteries of light"? If not, let Father Roten explain their spiritual richness to you.

Filial Devotion or Alliance with Mary?

Father Benlloch provides a keen analysis of this Marianist question and explores its implications related to language and our relationship with Mary.
Joseph Lackner, SM

"Mother Mary, the Juiciest Tomato of All"

“What is your take on Mary?” If you work at a Marianist institution, especially if you are in charge, this question may seem overwhelming. Father Joseph H. Lackner, in sobering candor, explores his relations with Mary. He draws upon literature and Scripture in his reflection and invites the audience to ponder and to grow in relationship with Mary.

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