Our Lady of the Pillar: Patroness

This is an interesting story, seemingly unbelievable, about Mary’s first apparition in history, states Brother John Samaha, SM.
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

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.

Chaminade's Message Today: Reading Guide

Draw out key points from "Chaminade's Message Today" regarding the founding of the Marianist Family and gifts the Marianist Family offers our world today.
Marianists in Cleveland

Marianist Sesquicentennial: The Story of 150 Years of Marianist Education in the Diocese of Cleveland

From the origins at St. Patrick's Parish in 1856 until modern time, this booklet traces Marianist education in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Phil Lohr

Becoming a Caring Community: A Process Guide for Beginning a Small Faith Community in the Marianist Tradition

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.
Mary

The Life of Mary

Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, shares his beautiful reflection on the life and witness of Mary, told through her joy, sorrow, and glory.

Chaminade Game

Need a fun Marianist game for a community meeting or retreat? Jim Murray has created a game where you draw, sculpt, sing, and shout about Marianist life.

Christocentric Chaminade

"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.

Mary and Freedom

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."
Sacred Heart of Jesus

From a Full Heart: Thoughts from Father Chaminade

This is a spiritual quote a day, the Chaminade way, developed by Francis J. Greiner, SM.
Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon

God Alone: Thoughts from Adèle

Listen to the words of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon in this quote-a-day format taken from her spiritual writings. Material is for the month of June.
Marianist Soundings

Marianist Soundings, vol. 12, no. 1

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.)
Isabella Moyer

Mary's Look

Isabella Moyer has penned a touching reflection on Notre Dame du Cap and the beauty of the mother-child bond and the Marianist-Mary bond.

Introduction to Social Justice

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.”

Let the Brothers of Mary Call No Man "Father"

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."

What Marianist Spirituality Is for Me and How It Works

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.

The Holy Name of Mary

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."
Carol P. Ramey

Mary Was a Lay Woman Who Lived in Community

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."

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