Mary's Magnificat

Audio File: The Magnificat

Mary's conversation with the Angel.
Marianist Soundings

Marianist Soundings, vol. 11, no. 2

Read the new online version of "Marianist Soundings." This issue focuses on education and explores ways that we Marianists educate through word and action.
William Joseph Chaminade

Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839

An important spiritual letter written by the Founder

"I am like a brook."

What is the source of this quote attributed to Father Chaminade?
God Alone: Thoughts from Adèle: Index

God Alone: Thoughts from Adèle: Index

Need to find an Adèle quote, this index can help.
Three Founders

Three People, One Mission

A look at the skill set that each Founder brought to the establishment of the comprehensive Marianist Family

Study Guide: "Chaminade's Message Today"

A great resource to help you or your community explore the depths of Chaminade's message

Over the Rhine

I could not have predicted on Palm Sunday . . . that the next few days would plunge me into the passion and death commemorated by Holy Week celebrations.

Reflection: The Night of the Execution

That night changed me; it made me aware of the despair we face in times of death, whether it is the murder of a loved one or the execution of the perpetrator.

Teamwork in the Society of Mary

For all Marianists, the question of teamwork involves matters of the virtue and skill needed to cooperate better in Mary's mission.
Mike Lizbeth, SM

Growth in Community

To help you with your spiritual growth and transformation into the life of Christ.
James Heft, SM

Leadership in the Marianist Tradition

"What we really need to understand is neither the idea of leadership in general nor the current literature (mostly Western) on leadership (as helpful as some of that may be), but rather to understand what leadership ought to be in the context of Marianist education."
Dave Fleming, SM

Educators and Missonaries in a New Key: Circular No. 10

"I believe this topic will interest even those who work in other ministries, because our mission as educators in faith is one key to Marianist identity."

Audio File: Father Ferree's Interest in Charts and in "Consecration"

Brother Tom Giardino, SM, talks about Ferrees interest in charts, and he discusses the idea of "Degrees of Consecration," one of the central concepts of Ferree's interpretation of Marianist life.
Thomas Giardino, SM

Audio File: Reflections on Father Ferree

Tom Giardino, SM, discusses his own introduction to Father Ferree
William Joseph Chaminade

Audio File: Letter to the Pastors of Bordeaux Defending the Sodality

Letter to the pastors of Bordeaux defending the Sodality, its means and ends
Three O'Clock Prayer

Audio File: Three O'Clock Prayer

This prayer recalls the hour when Jesus, on Calvary, gave Mary as Mother to His beloved disciple.
William Joseph Chaminade

Audio Excerpt: Chaminade to Brother Clouzet and Father Meyer

Excerpts from letters of Chaminade to two of his disciples, Brother Clouzet and Father Meyer.

Prayer in a Pinch: Come to the Water

Like the woman at the well, may we be humble before God.

Prayer in a Pinch: Mary and Scripture

It has been a hectic week, and you are responsible for your community’s next gathering. Here is a simple prayer service you can use.