Marianist Family Quotes

Spiritual food for all who teach in body, mind, and spirit

Interpersonal Relations: Family Spirit

A look at family spirit as it relates to educators
Music Note

Er lebe hoch

A custom of long standing at Marianist celebrations is the singing of the "Er Lebe Hoch," a German toasting song. Find out more about this song's connection to the Marianists.
Faith of the Heart

Faith of the Heart: The Prayer of Faith—A Communion of Knowledge and Love with God

Father Chaminade’s solution to finding the truth was this: “Unless you believe, you will not understand.”

Eduardo Benlloch: Formation in the Family

In loving memory of Father Eduardo Benlloch: a fitting tribute to a premier Marianist researcher, teacher, and formator
William Joseph Chaminade

Principles of Direction of Blessed Chaminade

Why would Chaminade make 23 attempts to formulate a Manual of Direction to give to his leaders? To understand, we must first consider the background of his work of predilection, the Sodality of Bordeaux.
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade and Mary

"Chaminade was more than a moralist; he was a prophet who proclaimed courageously the victory of Christ, whose most beautiful work is the Virgin Mary. Indeed, his thought is definitely more Christological and ecclesial than Marian."
Madrid Martyrs

Sainthood: Prayer Questions

Three key questions about intercessory prayer for causes for Marianist saints
Isabella Moyer

An Example of Community: The Marianist Tradition

An overview of Marianist community, written by Isabella R. Moyer, which appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012, "Prairie Messenger: Catholic Journal."

A Christmas Weave

. . . I propose the metaphor of knitting, of working with yarn, to help us understand the many threads that go into creating the Christmas story.
Tom Redmond, SM

Fourth Station of Advent: An Encounter with Grace

. . . at this fourth and last Station of Advent I offer three specific points for us to consider . . .
Crayons

Founders Coloring Pages

Great resources for children or for your inner-child . . . color pictures of each of the three Marianist Founders
John the Baptist

Third Station of Advent: An Encounter with John the Baptist

At this third Station of Advent I suggest three “annunciations” for us to consider.
Good Shepherd

Second Station of Advent

At this second Station of Advent we encounter the Prophet Isaiah through the first reading at Mass on Sunday . . .
Tom Redmond, SM

A Reflection on Advent

When we think of Advent certain people and themes come to mind . . .

Father Chaminade and the Church

. . . Chaminade’s privileged contemplation of the mystical body of Christ becomes combined with his charismatic vision of the figure of Mary in the eternal plan of God.

Why Should We Dedicate Ourselves to Mary?

This is a fair question. After all, our entire religion is centered in Jesus. Why do we have to do anything else, except to listen to his Word and follow it.
FMI Rule of Life

Rule of LIfe: Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

The 1984 Rule of Life of the Marianist Sisters
Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon

Twelve Days of Christmas

Adèle's prayerful words for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Mary and Faith

"She [Mary] is my friend, my mother, and my mentor. I want other young mothers to know Mary as I know her and through her share their memories and stories."

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