Episode 22: Finding God in Photography (Bro. John Lemker, SM)

Patti and Sr. Gabby interview Marianist artist and photographer Bro. John Lemker about how his photography combines his loves of faith, science, and art.

The Best of Quest: Liturgical Year C

"The Best of Quest" is a lectionary-based resource for use by small Christian communities. Drawing upon a rich corpus of almost 30 years from "Quest," a publication produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford, this installment of "The Best of Quest" focuses on Liturgical Year C.

Renewal, Fidelity, and Community: The Society of Mary General Chapter of 1981

This video features interviews with some of the brothers and priests from the United States who attended the 1981 General Chapter, as well as photographs and documents from the time during and before the chapter, to tell the story of how the new SM Rule of Life was made.

Episode 21: Courage in the Face of Fear: Reading Marie Therese's Self Offering

Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss one of the few writings we have by Marie Therese: an act of self-offering she wrote to God in 1797, signed in her own blood.

Celebrating Carol Ramey's Legacy

In honor of Carol's legacy and contribution to the Marianist world as a former director of NACMS, this page highlights some of the articles, interviews, and presentations that Carol has written over the years.

Episode 20: "We are All Missionaries:" Reading Chaminade's Letter of 1839

Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabby Bibeau discuss the most famous and most important letter in Marianist history: Father Chaminade's Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839.

Episode 19: "Does Your Cow Give Milk?": A Deep Dive into One of Adele's Letters

In an episode that is a bit of a departure from the usual format, Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss one of Blessed Adele's letters, which was written to a Marianist sister who was the director of one of the community's houses in 1825.

Episode 18: We're All in This Together: The Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund (Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta)

Lay Marianists Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta share the story of how they helped start the Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund, which is a group of Marianist brothers, sisters, and laity who raise funds to offset the college debt of women entering the Marianist Sisters.

Episode 17: Beatification Memories (Interviews Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Chaminade's Beatification)

In this podcast, we interview six different people who were at the Beatification and the events surrounding it. Each of them provides their own perspective on that experience, as well as the legacy of Chaminade officially being named "Blessed."

Episode 16: Commitment to Community (Ann Hirt & Carol Ramey)

Lay Marianists Carol Ramey and Ann Hirt reflect on how their friendship, their Marianist commitment, and relationship with Mary has sustained them for the past 50 years of commitment to Marianist lay life.

Celebrating the Legacy of Brother Larry Cada, SM

NACMS staff member, Marianist scholar, dear friend and brother: Bro. Larry Cada passed away on August 27th, 2020.

The 91-Year Journey to the Beatification of Blessed Father William Joseph Chaminade

Father William Joseph Chaminade was beatified in September 2000. Brother Tom Redmond, SM, highlights two early Marianist discoveries—one, the rediscovering of Chaminade’s greatness; the other, the discovering of his physical remains—that helped initiate the 91-year journey that culminated in our Blessed Founder’s recognition by the Vatican.

Miracle in Buenos Aires

A look at the miraculous healing of Elena Graciela Otero, through the intercession of Father Chaminade

The Beatification of Fr. William Joseph Chaminade

A look at the three-day beatification celebration in Rome for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, held in September 2000

Beatification Homilies for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Relive the beatification of our Blessed Founder with the words of Pope John Paul II and the Superior General of the Society of Mary, extolling the virtue of William Joseph Chaminade and reminding us of his call to missionary service as disciples of Jesus, with an emphasis on Mary.
William Joseph Chaminade

Chaminade and Adversity: A Conversation

Brother Timothy Phillips, SM, a Marianist scholar and formator, and Anthony Garascia, a professional counselor, discuss challenges involved in Blessed Chaminade’s long life. How was it that major setbacks—the French Revolution and organizational hurdles in re-Christianizing France—did not cripple the Founder with anxiety and fear? How was it that Chaminade pushed through obstacles into greater holiness. (A letter Chaminade wrote to Marie Thérèrse de Lamourous serves as a backdrop to this conversation.)

Celebrating Brother Hugh Bihl's Legacy

Marianist Brother Hugh Bihl passed away on July 27, 2020. In honor of Brother Hugh's contribution to Marianist studies, we are highlighting some of his writings on this page.
Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.

Episode 15: Once a Missionary, Always a Missionary (Sr. Columba Yu, FMI)

Sister Columba is a Marianist Sister from South Korea who has spent the last 13 years of her life as a missionary in India. In this podcast she reflects on her experience as a Marianist Sister and missionary.

Episode 14: Wisdom from Our Founders for this Time of Pandemic

In this "socially distanced" episode of the podcast, Patti Gehred interviews Sister Gabby Bibeau about an article she wrote for the NACMS website on the parallels between the current COVID crisis and the Founders' own experiences of crisis during the French Revolution and experiences of illness.

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