Concerning the Prayer of Faith (III)

. . . final installment in my series of spiritual reflections on what can be called a Marianist style of meditation.

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (II)

Father Chaminade is emphatic: “We must remember faith belongs more to the heart than to the mind.” (Second article of a 3-part series.)

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (I)

True love always seeks the interests of the beloved and how to please him or her. The opposite is not love but possessive self-centeredness. (First article of a 3-part series.)

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 . . .

Founders Coloring Pages

Great resources for children or for your inner-child . . . color pictures of each of the three Marianist Founders
Mary's Lullaby

Mary's Lullaby

In the stillness of a night Mary cradles her newborn son.
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."
Tom Redmond, SM

A Reflection on Saragossa

Could it be that our view of what happened to Father Chaminade at Saragossa gives some insight into how God and the intercession of Mary work in our lives through our Marianist commitment?

Our Lady of the Pillar: Patroness

This is an interesting story, seemingly unbelievable, about Mary’s first apparition in history.
Martin Solma, SM

Marianist Theme: Mary

Through words and images, Father Solma explains his rediscovery of Mary . . . a woman some put on "the shelf" following the Second Vatican Council.

What Does Mary Believe?

I believe in coloring outside the lines . . . This may sound odd to some because I am supposed to be so perfect.
James Wisecaver, SM

You've Got To Be Carefully Taught

The reason for writing this essay is to share experiences, thoughts, and impressions with Marianists who are concerned with involving themselves with the emerging multicultural faces of America. Cultural characteristics inherent in the behavior of Anglo-Americans and several immigrant peoples will be described.