Mary and Freedom

According to Brother Lawrence J. Cada, SM, "American Catholic spirituality draws its most distinctive genius from the high ideals of the American ethos. Freedom is the ideal that will link Marianist spirituality and American Catholic spirituality."

The Holy Name of Mary

A name, Father Chaminade taught, reveals the identity or the essence of a person. Combining the two meanings for the name of Mary examined here we get “Dolorosa Defiant”—the wounded rebel. This Peter Daino article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."

Mary Was a Lay Woman Who Lived in Community

Carol P. Ramey
This paper addresses three components of Marianist spirituality: empowerment of the laity, Mary, and community. The historical relevance of the establishment of lay groups in Bordeaux is compared in two major biographies of Father Chaminade, and the characteristics of the early communities are presented as a model for today's Church. This Carol Ramey article first appeared in "The Promised Woman."

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