White Privilege Through the Lenses of the Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness

Maureen Hooch looks at “white privilege” as it relates to the culture of the United States. She uses Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences and Marianist mindfulness as avenues to draw one to greater empathy and understanding for the need for a true discipleship of equals in modern culture.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

Marianist Mindfulness: A Guided Retreat

Mike Bennett, a university campus minister, has developed a guided retreat on Marianist mindfulness. This six-day experience draws its inspiration from scripture and Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

Silence of the Mind and Faith of the Heart: From Our Head to Our Heart

Father Tom Schroer, SM, as part of MSP 2.0, shares stories from spiritual masters and in the process guides the reader to the importance of emptying the mind in order to fill the heart with a “faith of the heart.” Of interest to Father Tom is the value of the later years of life to this spiritual process.

Building a Marianist Foundation Within Your Family

LeeAnn Meyer, as part of MSP 2.0, has developed a practical guide for using the Five Silences with families, including with young children. Be it dance time, coloring scripture pages, or praying the rosary together, there is something for every family in this guide.

Table Story: The Five Silences and the Olson Circumplex Model

Beth Garascia, as part of MSP 2.0, shares the importance of "silence of words" and "silence of passions" as they relate to family dynamics. Key to her understanding of Chaminade's Five Silences is her reflection on a special table and the family memories that occurred around it.

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.

Community Meeting Kits

Welcome to Marianist Community Meeting Kits. These kits include all you need for a community meeting on a Marianist topic: an opening prayer, program material (articles, podcasts, videos), reflection questions, and a final blessing.

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.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Nativity

This is the fourth and final episode of our Advent Marian Meditation series. In this podcast, we reflect on the Nativity.

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.

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