Brother James Wisecaver, SM, shares his 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.
Philip J. Lohr has created a guide for initial formation for building Small Christian Community in which all members are responsible for the success of the group and are called to lead at some point. At the concluding session, the material enables the group to determine how and if it will continue after its initial formation.
"To be Christocentric, then, is not merely a beautiful idea; rather, it is a fundamental truth of Catholic faith. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, traces the Christocentric life of our Founder, William Joseph Chaminade in this article.
According to Brother Lawrence J. Cada, SM, "American Catholic spirituality draws its most distinctive genius from the high ideals of the American ethos. Freedom is the ideal that will link Marianist spirituality and American Catholic spirituality."
Are Marianists part of a Social Movement Organization? Explore this edition of "Marianist Soundings," which has a focus on the laity, and decide for yourself. (Articles by Carol Ramey and Alexander P. Orlowski.)
A practical pamphlet on the topic of social change, written by Father William Ferree, the premiere Marianist expert in the field of social justice and thought . . . a man who reminds us of the importance of “organizing for the common good.”
The Marianist story is radically open to the perspective of "discipleship of equals" because of the way daily life has been structured between those who are not ordained and those who are. This article by Father Bernard Lee, SM, first appeared in "The Promise Woman."
Peter Daino talks of the woman who taught the Word to speak, who stands next to the oppressed, and who teaches us not to be silent in the face of atrocity. The article concludes with a personal story illustrating the Marian method of prayer.
A name, Father Chaminade taught, reveals the identity or the essence of a person. Combining the two meanings for the name of Mary examined here we get “Dolorosa Defiant”—the wounded rebel. This Peter Daino article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."
This paper addresses three components of Marianist spirituality: empowerment of the laity, Mary, and community. The historical relevance of the establishment of lay groups in Bordeaux is compared in two major biographies of Father Chaminade, and the characteristics of the early communities are presented as a model for today's Church. This Carol Ramey article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."