NACMS programs are offered in a range of formats from virtual to in-person. New programs are frequently added.

Magnificat Series 2023

Between January and May 2023, NACMS facilitated four virtual programs that focused on specific topics and the Magnificat.  Click here for more information on the topics covered and to access recordings from these virtual sessions.

Marianists Write Now!

Marianists Write Now! is a structured opportunity for members of the Marianist Family to share written reflections on your experience of the Marianist charism as it relates to designated topics. Written reflections are to be completed within the weekend program and will be posted on the NACMS website. To learn more, click here.

MSP 2.0

MSP 2.0 (Marianist Studies Program 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. To learn more, click here.

Online Marianist History Course

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. Students have monthly virtual classes with an instructor and complete reading assignments. To learn more, click here.

Online Reading Groups

Our Online Reading Groups are conducted as different "sessions," usually lasting for three weeks. Groups meet once a week for those three weeks and discuss a pre-assigned reading either from a PDF or book related to Marianist spirituality and history. To learn more, click here.


NACMS staff are available to provide in-person presentations on a wide range of topics. Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your group. Please contact George Lisjak, NACMS Director, at for more information. 

Spirit of Saragossa Retreat

The Spirit of Saragossa Retreat was developed in 2008 by an international team of Marianist brothers, sisters, and priests as an extended 30-day retreat experience for Marianist religious preparing for final vows. This retreat has been adapted for those who cannot get away for 30 days as a “retreat in daily life” where the retreatant continues in his or her daily life with a focused daily prayer time, along with weekly meetings with the retreat director over a period of four to six months. To learn more, click here.