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.

Marianist Music

Be taken to the foot of the cross, make an act of consecration, or literally sing the praises of Blessed Chaminade with Marianist music composed by Brother Stan Zubek, SM.

Marianist Consecrated Life: A Plunge Into the Heart of the Charism

This FMI circular is written for the opening of the “Year of the Consecrated Life.” This jubilee year is offered to the consecrated life so that it might become the occasion for making a “grateful remembrance” of the past, embracing the future with hope, and living the present with passion.
A Christmas Carol

Allowing the Miracle

Have we become our own Mr. Scrooge?
Spanish Martyrs

Spanish Martyrs

A brief overview of the Marianist Martyrs from Ciudad Real and Madrid who died for their faith during the Spanish Civil War. (The material is a reprint from articles in "The Apostle of Mary" from 1942.)
NACMS

NACMS Cumulative Index

Want to know what we have published? The NACMS Cumulative Index is a listing of NACMS and Marianist Resources Commission publications divided by title, author, subject, or number (As of 2014)
stained glass

Bridging the Gap

Bringing wholeness and holiness from grief is a painful challenge. Susan Handle Terbay provides tools to help "bridge the gap" from grief to possible transformation.

Transition of the Marianist Charism

Father Ted Cassidy explores the changing dynamics of the Marianist Family and the role of the Society of Mary and Marianist Sisters in today's Church.

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