The Online Marianist History Course is an introduction to the history of the Marianist Family spanning pre-Revolutionary France through the death of Father Chaminade. This course is adapted from the Marianist History Course that is offered to novices in formation with the Marianist Brothers and Sisters.

The content of the course is the same; we have simply adapted it for an online format. In the Online Marianist History Course, students will have bi-weekly classes via Zoom with an instructor. Students are also required to complete reading assignments and to post on an online class message board.

Part One of the Online Marianist History Course covers the historical background of France and the Catholic Church leading up to the time of the Founders. Part Two covers the lives of the Founders and a closer look at the Bordeaux Sodality. Finally, Part Three covers the foundation and expansion of the religious institutes (Society of Mary and Daughters of Mary) as well as the painful final years of Father Chaminade's life. 

 Please Note: Part One is a necessary pre-requisite to take Parts Two and Three.

Registration is closed for the Online Marianist History Course. If you would like to be notified when the course is offered again, please email to get on a waitlist. We also encourage you to sign up for our email newsletter here.

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