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)
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.
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."
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.
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.)
Brother Tom Redmond, SM, has developed a series that looks at Advent from a deeply-spiritual perspective, but with a twist: the "Stations of Advent." Join Brother Tom as he explores the first Station in this time of waiting for the birth of the Savior.
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? Join Father Paul Landolfi, SM, as he looks at Marian dedication.
"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." (This article is part of Susan Handle Terbay's "Morning Coffee with Mary" series.)
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? Join Brother Tom Redmond, SM, in his exploration of this question.