Saints Peter and Paul

"Into the Darkness": Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Father George Cerniglia, SM, reflects on the lives of these two great saints and tells the story of Abraham Lincoln overcoming a fear of the dark. Father George's homily was part of the opening celebration for the SM Province of the United States.

Being the Church in the Only Empire There Is

Sociologist Robert N. Bellah looks at Small Christian Community (SCC) practices in the United States.

Anniversaries

Sister Laura Leming, FMI, shares her prayer-filled feelings of commitment in light of the falling of the World Trade Center.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Chaminade's Vision of Chuch

Brother Hugh Bihl, SM, explores the Chaminadean understanding of Church and its linkage to the Sodality and the Universal Church.

Feast of the Annunciation (March 25)

In the middle of Lent, trying to turn around the great Flood of human pride, greed, ruthlessness, we raise the Icon of the Annunciation: the maiden and the awesome Power of God.

Feast of the Visitation (May 31): To Share the Secret

I've got a secret. It's for me to know and for you to find out. How petulant can you get? This is hardly the way to win friends and influence people.

A Sociologist Considers the Contributions of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous

Laura M. Leming, FMI, a sociologist at the University of Dayton and a Marianist Sister, highlights Marie Thérèse's "best practices" of social ministry in relation to this Marianist Founder's work with former sex workers at the Miséricorde.
William Joseph Chaminade

Letters of Father Chaminade: Introduction and Volumes 1 and 2

In light of the facts as revealed in his letters, Father Chaminade’s doctrine becomes clear; his personality appears in all the simplicity of reality and in all the splendor of truth. These are definitely not the letters of a person who wishes to speak of himself. . . . In them he provides all sorts of practical details and guidance.

Blessed Jakob Gapp: Social Justice Animator

For Father Jakob Gapp, martyred by the Nazis during World War II, the identification point is social justice. Through his life and actions he sang Mary’s song, the Magnificat, and proclaimed how God lifts up the lowly and casts down the powerful.
Charles Klobb, SM

A Biography of Father Charles Klobb, SM: Ten Articles

Behind every great leader is a great helper. Father Charles Klobb, SM, was such a great helper: retreat master preaching Jesus and Mary to a new generation of Brothers of Mary; historian tirelessly reclaiming the life of Father Chaminade; and trusted aide to Superior General Joseph Simler. Klobb accomplished much during his mere four decades of life.
Isabella Moyer

Faith of the Heart in the Heart of the World

This Marianist Lay Community circular, written by Isabella Moyer, president of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities, is a personal reflection, to encourage your own reflection. What does this faith of the heart mean to your heart? How is it lived in the heart of your world?
Mother Mechtilde

Mother Mechtilde: A Biography of Mère M. Mechtilde Pouilh-Mauriès (1858-1940)

Who was the force behind the unity of the Marianist Sisters after expulsion from France? It was Mother Mechtilde. Read the online monograph of this amazing woman . . . who many consider the Second Foundress of the Marianist Sisters.
Joseph Verrier, SM

Jean Lafon: Leader of the Malet Conspiracy

Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe Lafon was a decidedly singular character, typical of a turbulent period in history, whose life story is a web of whims of fate, surprises, and erratic strokes of fortune.

Canonization Cause for Mademoiselle de Lamourous

Father Antonio Gascón, SM, provides an overview of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous' cause for sainthood and the efforts of Father Joseph Verrier related to this holy woman.
Charles Klobb, SM

Charles Klobb: Apostle of Father Chaminade

Paul Verrier, SM, provides a brief biographical sketch on an early Marianist historian--Father Charles Klobb--a man who found service through reclaiming the Marianist story

Marianist Founders on Faith

Here are quotations from the Marianist Founders on faith, during this "Year of Faith."
Marianist Soundings, Vol. 12, No. 2

Marianist Soundings: Vol. 12, No. 2

In this new edition of “Marianist Soundings,” Father Martin Solma uses imagery from the Wedding Feast of Cana to examine Mary and mission, and Anthony Garascia takes a scientific approach to Mary . . . one steeped in ecology.

Meditation on the Creed

Blessed Chaminade offered to his disciples a “prayer method based on the Creed.”

Fullness of Life Through Prayer

This booklet, inspired by William Joseph Chaminade’s principles of prayer, is meant to help us use prayer to live life to the fullest.

Father Chaminade’s Son, Justin

This is a sketch, then, of Chaminade’s son. Oh, yes, Chaminade had a son. . . . No, this was not a son in the tabloid headline style, the result of some indiscretion. But he was, nonetheless, really Chaminade’s son. His name is Justin Dumontet.

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