Marianist Mindfulness—A Gateway to Peace

Diane H. Browne, as part of MSP 2.0, delves into the Hebrew notion of "shalom" as a backdrop into how Marianists can live mindfully in today's society. The essential tools for Browne are the true meaning of peace and Blessed Chaminade's System of Virtues, which special emphasis on the Five Silences.

Holy Silence and Contemplative Listening

Marg Van Herk-Paradis, as part of MSP 2.0, has crafted a model to examine Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences. Of interest to Van Herk-Paradis is the circular nature of the Silences and the interplay between “stance” and "spirit.” Special emphasis is placed on those who minister to the People of God.

Love Your Enemy: A Reflection on the Silence of Passion

Mary Snyder, as part of MSP 2.0, examines life lessons that shape her thinking related to social justice and the need for "nonviolent communication" in today's society. Key to her examination is the practice of Blessed Chaminade's concept of "silence of passion" and the need for dialogue in today's society.

Episode 9: Marianist Lessons from Rough Patches (Linda Zappacosta and Brad Leger)

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.

Lent 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.

Lent Meditation 3: Confidence in God

This is the third episode of our Lenten series of meditations.

Lent Meditation 2: The Transfiguration

This is our second episode of our Lenten series of meditations.

Episode 8: The Gift of Relationship (Norbert Burns, S.M.)

Fr. Norb talks about his life, reflects on his vocation, and talks about the greatest gift of his life: relationships.

Episode 7: Go to Europe, Become a Sister (Marie Abmayr, FMI)

Sister Marie Abmayr reflects on how she became a Marianist Sister

Episode 4: Mary as Mother and Friend (Maureen Hoock)

Lay Marianist Maureen Hoock shares about her Marianist journey

Lent Meditation 1: Praying with Jesus in the Desert

This is the first in a series of podcasts that are meditations for Lent.

Reimagining the Marianist Family in the United States: Continuing the Conversation on the Marianist Movement

In this work, Brother Raymond Fitz, SM, explores the history of our Marianist charism and its apostolic intent and examines how we today can use these same aspects as an “ecclesial movement” to minister to the “fractured city and the silent violence of poverty.”

Until Christ Be Formed In Us

In MP3 music format, with accompanying lyrics, Brother Stan Zubek, SM, sings his original composition "Until Christ Be Formed in Us," which examines Jesus' relationship with Mary and its influence on Blessed Chaminade. "I am in labor until Christ be formed in you" (Gal 4:19) was one of Blessed Chaminade's favorite quotes.

Marianist Doxology (echo)

Join Brother Stan Zubek, SM, in singing this echo version of the Marianist Doxology. This MP3 music file can be used either for personal or communal prayer.
Lawrence J. Cada, SM

A Short History of Marianist Spirituality

Ever attentive to language, Lawrence J. Cada, SM, examines the evolution of many phrases and concepts dear to Marianists and carves a solid analysis for why Marianist spirituality is fundamentally “lay,” “adaptive,” and “Modern.”

Episode 5: 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.

Episode 6: Story of a Friendship: Mother Adèle and Jeanne Diché

This episode is a re-creation--through fictionalized letters--of Adèle's relationship and collaboration with her best friend, Jeanne Diché.

Zonta, FMI Circular no. 13, In the Light of the Beatitudes

Using the beatitudes as a spiritual backdrop pertaining to Adèle's beatification, Sister Franca Zonta, FMI, expounds on Adèle's fidelity to God and her witness to the "bottom up movement" within the Church: holiness found in the the faithfulness to God's call in the ordinary moments of life.

In Adèle Words, no. 3: Solidarity with the Poor

The Saragossa Community of the Marianist Sisters' Province of Spain invites you to follow in the footsteps of Adèle and Pope Francis and stand in solidarity with the poor.

Mary's Eager Optimist

Father Herbert Kramer, SM, provides the reader with an easy-to-read primer on the life of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Fonder of the Marianist Sisters. This 23-page work captures the essence of Adèle.

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