Ever attentive to language, Lawrence J. Cada, SM, examines the evolution of many phrases and concepts dear to Marianists and carves a solid analysis for why Marianist spirituality is fundamentally “lay,” “adaptive,” and “Modern.”
Using the beatitudes as a spiritual backdrop pertaining to Adèle's beatification, Sister Franca Zonta, FMI, expounds on Adèle's fidelity to God and her witness to the "bottom up movement" within the Church: holiness found in the the faithfulness to God's call in the ordinary moments of life.
Father Herbert Kramer, SM, provides the reader with an easy-to-read primer on the life of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Fonder of the Marianist Sisters. This 23-page work captures the essence of Adèle.
For those who love a good newspaper feel, "Hosanna!", a six-issue series dedicated to the cause of Adèle's beatification, written in 1957-58, makes for a great morning read, especially with a cup of coffee or tea. "Hosanna!" is packed with short nuggets of wisdom about the Founder of the Marianist Sisters.
From its very origin, the Marianist Family has been witness to the power of Christian friendship. Read about the deep spiritual bond between Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and Venerable Marie Thérèse de Lamourous as the Marianist Family began to develop. They relied upon each other for help and insight.
Published under the direction of Father Quentin Hakenewerth, SM, with assistance from Father David Fleming, SM, this anthology of early Marianist documents provides today's reader with the spiritual gems from our shared heritage that can be applied to Marianist formation today.
The bloodshed of the Spanish Civil War had a direct and profound impact on the Society of Mary. Read the story of four Marianists, a priest and three brothers, martyred in Madrid. Pope Benedict XVI declared them blessed in 2007.
Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, uses personal interviews and Ferree's own journals and drafts of his works to probe the development and influence of this great Marianist thinker in the realm of Catholic Social Thought.