de La Salle

The Restoration of Christian Schools in Bordeaux During the Consulate and the Empire

In his biography of Father Chaminade, Father Simler indicated, among the works of the Servant of God, the involvement he had in the restoration of the Christian Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle in Bordeaux.

Do You Believe in the Communion of Saints?

Father Paul Landolfi, SM, writes, "Brother Carmine Annunziata (Kenya) emailed me and jokingly complained: 'Why wasn’t I listed among the saints? Is it just for the few?'”

History of the Constitutions of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

This historical snapshot traces the name "Daughters of Mary," Chaminade's system of government for the FMI, and the drafting of the Constitutions for the Marianist Sisters.
Jakob Gapp, SM

Conscience that Would Not Be Silenced

Looking back over my 26 years as "The Tablet’s" Vienna correspondent, I can think of no more remarkable story than that of Blessed Jakob Gapp.
William Joseph Chaminade

The Soldier of Mary: William Joseph Chaminade

A tribute to Blessed Chaminade originally published in a French newspaper in honor of his beatification.

The Marianist Founders and Social Justice

Felipe Melcher, SM, has assembled useful quotes from Marianist sources that pertain to key elements of how Marianists view social justice.
Hugh Bihl, SM

You Are the Body of Christ

The aim of Brother Hugh Bihl's essay is to expound a most important dimension of church theology—that we (i.e., the church members) are the Body of Christ.

Be Light to the Intellect: FMI Cir. No. 6, May 25, 2015

“We carry in body and spirit the wounds of our personal story, a story that has deeply and indelibly marked our past and present life. Wounds, for the most part healed, others perhaps still open, mark our way of being and of inserting ourselves in society, in the community. Our wounds are not hidden from you, O Lord. Pour the balm of your love.”FMI
Brother Miguel

Like Jesus, He Gave His Life Protecting His People

Brother Miguel (“Michel”) Ángel Quiroga died defending life in Colombia. Read about his life and his martyrdom in this article compiled by Paul Landolfi, SM.
Thomas Giardino, SM

Musings on Marianist Catholic Higher Education in Light of Father Fleming's "A New Fulcrum"

Brother Thomas Giardino, SM, executive director of the Association of Marianist Universities (AMU) muses on Marianist higher education in light of Father David Fleming’s chapters on Marianist education in "A New Fulcrum: Marianist Horizons Today."

Marianist Martyrs: Witness, Conviction, and Stability

Experience the sites and stories of Marianist Martyr Blessed Jakob Gapp and the Spanish Marianist Martyrs in this YouTube video sponsored by the Society of Mary's Province of the USA, which was produced by Brother Brandon Paluch, SM, and directed by David Brun.

Fleming's Little Dictionary of the Family of Mary

Father David Fleming, SM, provides a snapshot of Marianist life, which includes a look at membership, smart Marianist ideas, commitments, very important people, and classic Marianist texts. While appropriate in the age of Facebook for a "Throwback Thursday," the material is as current today as to when it was first typed, or in deed, when Marianist life was first developed.

I Had a Dream the Other Night: Chaminade Interview and Stability

Father Paul Landolfi, SM, shares his “dream interview” with Blessed Chaminade. The duo discuss the Marianist vow of Stability, with our Blessed Founder emphasizing the importance and inclusive nature of this commitment to Mary and Jesus and the Marianist Family.
Annunciation

Marianist Family Day

March 25 is the Solemnity of the Incarnation of the Word in Mary's womb and is our patronal feast: Marianist Family Day.
Susan Handle Terbay

Mary, Faith, and Me

Susan Handle Terbay, in her "Morning Coffee with Mary" series, reflects on Mary's faith and wonders if Jesus' mother ever felt anger, frustration, or despair.

General Superiors of the FMI

The names, faces, and terms of service of the women who have guided the Marianist Sisters as General Superiors. We thank God for their leadership.
Africa

The Role of Marianist Educational Leaders in the Inculturation of Marianist Spirituality and Pedagogy

Blaise M. Mosengo, SM, writes that "Just as the generation of Marianist pioneers brought the spirituality of Marianist education to Africa, it is now time for African Marianist educators to address, in 'African languages,' different questions related to Marianist culture in school."
Blessed Chaminade

A Fresh Look at Blessed Father Chaminade

We may know certain incidents of Blessed Father Chaminade's life, recall key quotations, but we still need to discover who he is as a person.
Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Brother Joseph J. Panzer's popular 1965 dissertation, which examines the history and educational methods of the Society of Mary. This is a classic text on Marianist education.

Mary Christmas Marygraph: Puzzle

Are you a lover of word puzzles and the Christmas season? If so, combine both passions with this Marygraph designed by Francis Deibel, SM.

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