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.
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.
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.
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.
The Marianist Family is comprised of four branches. While many know about the Marianist Lay Communities, Marianist Sisters, and Society of Mary, fewer people are aware of the Alliance Mariale. So, just what is it?
The author of a new book extols the spiritual benefits of stability in our hyper-mobile society. Here is an article from "National Catholic Reporter" that looks at this book based on the spirituality of St. Benedict.
A short chronology of the rise of Marianist Lay Communities. Often, we are so busy living Marianist life that we don't take time to jot down the historical steps along the way. Here are many of those steps.