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.

Marianist Family Quotes

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

Men and Women on a Mission: Catholic Education in the Marianist Tradition

This short article looks at the inclusive nature of family spirit within the Marianist Family and the centrality of community to Marianist education.

Interpersonal Relations: Family Spirit

Ignacio Otaño, SM, looks 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.

Assumption of Mary

Tied to this feast are themes of Mary as Mother of the Church and model for the Church. In her, the Church witnesses the fullness of the effects of the saving death and resurrection of Christ for humanity.

Saint Juan Diego, Icon of Mary's Evangelizing Mission: Model for the Laity

Juan Diego’s canonization has renewed and increased the momentum of the movement to designate him as the patron saint of the laity and lay apostles.
Faith of the Heart

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

Richard Loehrlein, SM, reminds us that Father Chaminade’s solution to finding the truth was this: “Unless you believe, you will not understand.”

Marianists in Eastern Africa

Faces, places, and stories from the Marianist implantation in Eastern Africa—covering the years 1957-2006. Brother Fred Silbereis compiled the material from sources in the Regional Archives. Learn about the joys, struggles, and challenges along the way as the Marianist charism takes root.

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