A Christmas Carol

Allowing the Miracle

Have we become our own Mr. Scrooge?
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)
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Bridging the Gap

Bringing wholeness and holiness from grief is a painful challenge. Susan Handle Terbay provides tools to help "bridge the gap" from grief to possible transformation.

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.
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Spirituality in the Woods

Brother Donald Boccardi, SM, known for his music ability, 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.

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.
Saints Peter and Paul

"Into the Darkness": Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Father George Cerniglia, SM, reflects on the lives of these two great saints and tells the story of Abraham Lincoln overcoming a fear of the dark. Father George's homily was part of opening celebration for the SM Province of the United States.
Marianist Soundings, Vol. 12, No. 2

Marianist Soundings: Vol. 12, No. 2

In this new edition of “Marianist Soundings,” Father Martin Solma uses imagery from the Wedding Feast of Cana to examine Mary and mission, and Anthony Garascia takes a scientific approach to Mary . . . one steeped in ecology.

Meditation on the Creed

Blessed Chaminade offered to his disciples a “prayer method based on the Creed.”

Father Chaminade’s Son, Justin

This is a sketch, then, of Chaminade’s son. Oh, yes, Chaminade had a son. . . . No, this was not a son in the tabloid headline style, the result of some indiscretion. But he was, nonetheless, really Chaminade’s son. His name is Justin Dumontet.

Men and Women on a Mission: Catholic Education in the Marianist Tradition

This short article looks at the inclusive nature of family spirit within the Marianist Family and the centrality of community to Marianist education.

Assumption of Mary

Tied to this feast are themes of Mary as Mother of the Church and model for the Church. In her, the Church witnesses the fullness of the effects of the saving death and resurrection of Christ for humanity.

Saint Juan Diego, Icon of Mary's Evangelizing Mission: Model for the Laity

Juan Diego’s canonization has renewed and increased the momentum of the movement to designate him as the patron saint of the laity and lay apostles.

Marianists in Eastern Africa

Faces, places, and stories from the Marianist implantation in Eastern Africa—covering the years 1957-2006. Brother Fred Silbereis compiled the material from sources in the Regional Archives. Learn about the joys, struggles, and challenges along the way as the Marianist charism takes root.

Walking Our Talk Barefooted

Walking our talk barefoot is feeling our words and the depth of the injustice that in turn could subject our heart and soul to bruises, scratches, and cuts. (A look at living a spiritually discalced life)

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