Prayer in a Pinch: Nurturing the Vision

"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view," said Oscar Romero. "The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision." Drawing upon these words, Jim Vogt has crafted a social justice prayer service for communal gatherings.
Footprints

Footprints, A Marian Variation

Similar to the popular "Footprints" poem, a Marianist has written a version focused on Mary after her son's execution. "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

Are you responsible for prayer at your community’s next gathering? Sr. Mary Louise Foley, FMI, has developed a communal prayer service on images of Mary that you can use.
Lawrence J. Cada, SM

Study Guide: A Short History of Marianist Spirituality

This reader's guide accompanies Lawrence J. Cada's "A Short History of Marianist Spirituality," which was produced as part of the Society of Mary's "Modern Theology & Marianist Spirituality" series.
Hugh Bihl, SM

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

NACMS has developed a study guide for those pondering Brother Hugh Bihl's deep insights in his scholarly work: "The Marianist Person at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century."
Joseph Stefanelli, SM

Option for the Poor

A “preferential option for the poor” has become a current phrase in the Catholic vocabulary. But its reality is an integral part of the Christian tradition, beginning with the Lord Jesus. Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, reminds us that this christ-like option has been an integral aspect of Marianist life since our very foundation.

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

Benjamin Dougherty traces 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, given by Father William Ferree
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," says Father William Ferree.
William J. Ferree, SM

The Sacrament of Our Mission

A mission so grand as ours will demonstrably fail, says Father William Ferree, SM; but in the economy of salvation, that failure is the sacramental veil of success.
John Samaha, SM

Sound Devotions Are Extensions of the Liturgy

Brother John M. Samaha, SM, reminds us that 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

Sébastien Abalodo, SM, has written 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.

What's This About a Fulcrum?

Blessed Chaminade used the term "fulcrum," but what did he mean by it?
Father Emile Neubert

A Marian Apostle of Modern Times

Father Emile Neubert (1878-1967) was one of the first theologians to open the road of patristic research on the Virgin Mary.

Reading Guide: Running Giant (by Louis Reile, SM)

This guide contains reflection questions to help break open the meaning and richness of this work on our Founder, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

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