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.

Eduardo Benlloch: Formation in the Family

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

Walking Our Talk Barefooted

Walking our talk barefoot is feeling our words and the depth of the injustice that in turn could subject our heart and soul to bruises, scratches, and cuts. (A look at living a spiritually discalced life)
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? According to Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, to understand this, we must first consider the background of his work of predilection, the Sodality of Bordeaux.
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade and Mary

According to Johann G. Roten, SM: "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."

Faith of the Heart: Commentary

The light of faith, says Father Chaminade, is like the sun that brightens our day so we can see everything clearly, if we have the eyes that can see. Join Father Richard Loehrlein, SM, as he explores the light of faith through faith of the heart.

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (III)

This is the final installment in Father Eduardo Benlloch's series of spiritual reflections on what can be called a Marianist style of meditation.
Rosary

Concerning the Prayer of Faith (II)

Father Chaminade is emphatic: “We must remember faith belongs more to the heart than to the mind.” (This is the second of a three-part series written by Eduardo Benlloch, SM..)

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. (This is the first article of Father Eduardo Benlloch's three-part series.)

A Christmas Weave

According to Brother Tom Redmond, SM, "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

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, shares his fourth and final Station of Advent, in which he offers three special points of consideration.
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

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, explores three “annunciations” as part of his series on the "Stations of Advent.".

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