NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
  • Intermediate for those who have some knowledge and understanding of things Marianist
  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia
Blessed Chaminade

A Fresh Look at Blessed Father Chaminade

We may know certain incidents of Blessed Father Chaminade's life, recall key quotations, but we still need to discover who he is as a person.

Nursing Station

Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his insights on the beatification of 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."

Father Chaminade and the Church

Father Eduardo Benlloch, SM, writes about how Chaminade’s contemplation of the mystical body of Christ became combined with his charismatic vision of the figure of Mary in the eternal plan of God.

Scripture and the Marian Writings of Father William Joseph Chaminade

Father Buby tells us that while Father Chaminade was not a Mariologist, his love for and devotion to Mary prompted him to use the whole of the Bible to teach about Mary in a practical, wisdom-like manner.

Running Giant

In a literary world filled with Jason Bourne, James Bond, and Robert Langdon, we Marianists have our own exciting man of action: William Joseph Chaminade.
William Joseph Chaminade

Chaminade and Adversity: A Conversation

Brother Timothy Phillips, SM, a Marianist scholar and formator, and Anthony Garascia, a professional counselor, discuss challenges involved in Blessed Chaminade’s long life. How was it that major setbacks—the French Revolution and organizational hurdles in re-Christianizing France—did not cripple the Founder with anxiety and fear? How was it that Chaminade pushed through obstacles into greater holiness. (A letter Chaminade wrote to Marie Thérèrse de Lamourous serves as a backdrop to this conversation.)
Chaminade and Mary

Chaminade and Mary

According to Johann G. Roten, SM: "Chaminade was more than a moralist; he was a prophet who proclaimed courageously the victory of Christ, whose most beautiful work is the Virgin Mary. Indeed, his thought is definitely more Christological and ecclesial than Marian."

Last Years of Father Chaminde: 1841-1850

Provides key information on Blessed Chaminade's painful last years.

Commentary on the Rule of Life of the Society of Mary

This book includes 52 articles that reflect the major themes in the life of Marianist religious.
Brook

"I am like a brook."

What is the source of this quote attributed to Father Chaminade?

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