About MSP 2.0

NACMS is pleased to present an exciting opportunity for exploration and scholarship, for study and sharing, for deep personal learning that can benefit the entire Marianist Family. We call this opportunity MSP 2.0.

MSP 2.0 is a year-long program of assisted inquiry into a topic in Marianist Studies.  Through reading and discussion, monthly virtual meetings, and a week at NACMS, participants will engage with colleagues, experts, and the NACMS staff with a goal of producing a publishable product.

  • MSP 2.0 2019/20---Now accepting applications! Deadline July 1, 2019

“Marianist stability is seen as remaining in a Marianist community as a spiritual home, where we are formed and to which we return time and time again. Throughout history the way stability has been lived in the Marianist Family has varied, but the spirit of the practice has remained the same. Stability is our consecration to the Marianist Family: to make Mary known, loved, and served. The goal is to incarnate Christ where ever it is we are in life, meeting the needs of those who are around us, in our time and in our place.”

     Things Marianist: How Do People make Commitments to Living Marianist Life?                    Alison Cawley and Larry Cada, SM

The seeds of Marianist Stability were planted when Blessed Chaminade began the Bordeaux Sodality in 1801.  Today, Marianist Sisters and Brothers and some Lay Marianists take a vow of stability that continues to support, strengthen, and challenge the Marianist Family.

In the 2019/20 Marianist Studies Program (MSP) 2.0 we will return to our roots and discover why and how the vow of stability has supported the Marianist Charism for over two centuries. The final projects will explore how we are being called to “incarnate Christ where ever it is we are in life” now and into the future.

Click on the links below to learn more about MSP 2.0 or contact Patti Gehred, NACMS Program Coordinator, at gehredp1@udayton.edu for more information.