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.

Prayer in a Pinch: Nurturing the Vision

It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision.

Footprints, A Marian Variation

One day a woman sat in a lovely garden. She was alone. Two days ago she buried her son here.

Prayer in a Pinch: Images of Mary

Gracious God, we thank you for giving us Mary as mother and model.
Lawrence J. Cada, SM

Study Guide: A Short History of Marianist Spirituality

An excellent resource to ponder Brother Cada's review of the founding of Marianist life.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Study Guide: The Marianist Person at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

A study guide for those pondering Brother Hugh Bihl's deep insights.
Joseph Stefanelli, SM

Option for the Poor

A “preferential option for the poor” has become a current phrase in Catholic vocabulary in the past few years. But the reality is an integral part of the Christian tradition, beginning with the Lord Jesus.

Spiritual Direction: Chaminade and Chevaux

Explore spiritual direction in early Marianist life
Benjamin Dougherty

A Spiritual Crucible: The Life of Mlle de Lamourous During the French Revolution

Tracing the remarkable life of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous through the Revolutionary years
William Ferree, SM

Conference on Father Chaminade's System of Virtues

A conference on Father Chaminade’s System of Virtues
William Ferree, SM

Government and Delegation of Authority

Notes taken from a conference on government and delegation of authority given by Father Ferree
William J. Ferree, SM

Study of Delegation of Authority in Local Administration

"We have neglected . . . the remarkable resources for good administration which were left to us by Father Chaminade."
William J. Ferree, SM

The Sacrament of Our Mission

A mission so grand as ours will demonstrably fail; but in the economy of salvation, that failure is the sacramental veil of success.
James Wisecaver, SM

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

The hallmark of American Catholicism is diversity—in ethnic heritage, social class, family structure, educational level, spiritual formation and theological orientation.
John Samaha, SM

Sound Devotions Are Extensions of the Liturgy

Recalling special persons and events and continuing time-honored rituals with family and friends nourishes the human spirit. Thus it is with Jesus and his faithful followers.
Sébastien Abalodo, SM

Mary: A Woman with a Mission

A reflection on Mary's motherhood, based on the daily life of real people and the "apostolic" consequences of this motherhood, written from the geographical and cultural context of West Africa