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.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Mary, Two Perspectives, United States and Eastern Africa, Interpretations for Contemporary Marianist LIfe

Brother Hugh W. Bihl, in this monograph, examines the cultures of the United States and of Eastern Africa for an interesting look at "motherhood" and Our Mother, Mary.
Graduation

The Greatest Gift

Susan Handle Terbay shares her insights on goodbyes, graduations, and the greatest gift.
Three O'Clock Prayer

The Three O'Clock Prayer

Jean-Baptiste Armbruster, SM, traces the origin and evolution of the Three O'Clock Prayer. (The prayer's purpose and meaning has changed over time.) He culminates his work with proposals on using it today.
Pieta

Mary an Activist?

This Lent, explore Mary's pain of losing her child through an act of violence. Susan Handle Terbay ponders Mary's grief and sees her not as a meek woman, but as an activist.
Woods

Spirituality in the Woods

Brother Donald Boccardi, SM, known for his music ability, turned to one of his passions--song lyrics--to probe spirituality in the modern era: in particular "Into the Woods," by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

Why Are There Two "Societies of Mary"?: Notes on the Origins of Marianists and Marists

Fun fact: Did you know there are two religious congregations with the name "Society of Mary" (SM) in the Roman Catholic Church? Brother Timothy Phillips, SM (Marianist), and Alois Greiler, SM (Marist), look at this unusual occurrence.

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