Episode 2: Following Mary's Yes in the Inner City (Mike and Beth Schultz)

Lay Marianists Mike and Beth Schultz share their story about graduating from the University of Dayton and founding the Nassau Lay Marianist Community on the urban East side of Dayton.

Episode 1: The First Lay Assembly (Marge Cavanaugh and Tony Garascia)

Reflections on the first Lay Assembly with Marge Cavanaugh and Anthony Garascia
Joseph Verrier, SM

Concerning the Daries Brothers: Errors and Corrections

This small article, written by Father Joseph Verrier, SM, corrects historical errors pertaining to the three Daries brothers, who attended the Mussidan school where the Chaminade brothers taught. At least one of the Daries brothers, an exile in Spain who died during the French Revolution, desired to begin a Society of Mary upon his return to his homeland.

Update on the Cause of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Father Stephen Tutas' prayerful reflection reminds Marianists that we need to "do better" in light of the Vatican's rejection of the final miracle for Blessed Chaminade's elevation to sainthood.

Relations Between the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, explores the healing process that took place in response to divisions which developed between the Daughters of Mary and Society of Mary after the death of Blessed Chaminade.

Lonergan's Transcendental Method and the Marianist Method

The focus of Sister Marcy Loehlein's paper is to establish the relationship of the method of the Marianist virtues to the cognitive and volitional method developed by Bernard Lonergan, SJ.
Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.
Timothy Phillips, SM

Story of the Beginning of the Sodality of the Madeleine, the MLC of 1800

Brother Timothy Phillips, SM, explains the rapid development and organizational structure of Blessed Chaminade's Sodality upon the Founder's return from exile in Spain. Brother Phillips concludes with a look at today's Sodality movement, Marianist Lay Communities.
IO/MLC

Talking Points: International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities

Through prayer and reflection, break open key elements of lay Marianist life with a series of FREE "Talking Points" related to five documents produced by the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO/MLC)--including alliance with Mary, community, and mission.

Sodality History

In this article Marianist Brother Timothy Phillips traces the origin of the first Sodality. He writes: “The real foundation of the Sodality goes back to Jan Leunis, a young Jesuit priest, not very gifted it seems in studies, but apparently very gifted in getting a group going. He was teaching at the Roman College . . . and decided to start a little group of his students in 1563. It worked surprisingly well; though these were the youngest children, the older students found it interesting and wanted to be a part of it."

Witnesses from the Past, Hope for the Future: A History of the Marianist Family in Times of Persecution and Hardship

Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, examines different times under which the Marianist Sisters were forced to operate under dangerous circumstances of suppression and violence, namely, the French secularization of the early twentieth century (which almost wiped out the Sisters), and the First and Second World Wars. By examining these events, she hope to show how being people of hope and faith is part of the DNA of Marianist Sisters, not to mention the Marianist Family as a whole.
Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch

A Witness of Love: Examining the Correspondence of Four Nonviolent Activists

In "A Witness of Love," Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch writes: "This message of radical love is at the root of nonviolence in the Christian tradition . . . it is central to the lives of four correspondents, William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton."

Marianist Martyrs of Madrid: Prayer Service

We gather together to celebrate and give thanks for the lives of the Blessed Martyrs Miguel, Florencio, Joaquín, and Sabino, and to recommit ourselves to following Christ through their example.
Blessed Chaminade

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

After a long trek from the French border, a French priest was arriving in Saragossa. He was tired, but the sight of the lone tower of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Pillar was balm to his tired feet.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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