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."

Golden Anniversary of Alliance Mariale

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? This article by Michelle Héraud fills in some of the details.
Johann Roten

True Enlightenment

When it comes to praying the rosary, do you know the "mysteries of light"? If not, let Father Roten explain their spiritual richness to you.

Filial Devotion or Alliance with Mary?

Father Benlloch provides a keen analysis of this Marianist question and explores its implications related to language and our relationship with Mary.
Joseph Lackner, SM

"Mother Mary, the Juiciest Tomato of All"

“What is your take on Mary?” If you work at a Marianist institution, especially if you are in charge, this question may seem overwhelming. Father Joseph H. Lackner, in sobering candor, explores his relations with Mary. He draws upon literature and Scripture in his reflection and invites the audience to ponder and to grow in relationship with Mary.
Susan Handle Terbay

Morning Coffee with Mary

A touching reflection on motherhood, filled with the joyous pains of childbirth and Jesus' suffering on the cross . . . told through the eyes of a mom armed with a cup of coffee and a rosary. (Article by Susan Handle Terbay)
Mount St. John

Mount St. John Centennial: In Pictures

A look at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at Mount St. John
Raymond L. Fitz, SM

Partners in Mission: Some Reflections on the Future of Mount Saint John

Brother Raymond L. Fitz, SM, looks at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at the Mount St. John property in Dayton, Ohio. His words are a reflection and challenge for all Marianists--religious and lay.
Father Chaminade

Chaminade Family Tree

For those seeking history on Blessed Chaminade, here is his family tree.

Founders before 1800

For those who like to see things visually, here's a chart on the early lives of the Marianist Founders: including stories, efforts in the French Revolution, and birth order.
Alison R. Cawley

Vision and Leadership Styles of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous and Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon

Alison R. Cawley explores the leadership qualities developed by Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous during the chaos and upheaval of the French Revolution.
Susan Handle Terbay

When God Says No: Our Lady of Sorrows

Whenever I pray I want to believe that I will be heard and God most certainly will answer my prayer(s). . . but then what if God says, “No.” Susan Handle Terbay looks at Our Lady of Sorrows.
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

How do we as Marianists begin to share who Mary is for us today, beyond cultural boundaries? One source is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. Father Rudy Vela, SM, explores the spiritual and cultural richness of Mary's connection to the Americas.
Adèle

Adèle's Association: Rule of the "Little Society"

The "Little Society" was a group of young women living in postrevolutionary France.
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade's Letter to Pope Gregory XVI, Rome

A crowning achievement of the Founder's life was completing the Marianist Constitutions and securing a Decree of Praise from the Vatican.
Mary's Magnificat

Audio File: The Magnificat

Mary's conversation with the Angel.
Marianist Soundings

Marianist Soundings, vol. 11, no. 2

This issue of "Marianist Soundings" focuses on education and explores ways that we Marianists educate through word and action.

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