In "A Witness of Love," Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch writes: "This message of radical love is at the root of nonviolence in the Christian tradition . . . it is central to the lives of four correspondents, William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton."
After a long trek from the French border, a French priest was arriving in Saragossa. He was tired, but the sight of the lone tower of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Pillar was balm to his tired feet.
In his biography of Father Chaminade, Father Simler indicated, among the works of the Servant of God, the involvement he had in the restoration of the Christian Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle in Bordeaux.
Fun fact: Did you know there are two religious congregations with the name "Society of Mary" (SM) in the Roman Catholic Church? Brother Timothy Phillips, SM (Marianist), and Alois Greiler, SM (Marist), look at this unusual occurrence.
Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his insights on the beatification on Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. He states that our Founder reminds us that "who we are is Christ--broken, crucified, and risen. We are to be that face and love of God for all God’s people."