Joseph Verrier, SM

Jean Lafon: Leader of the Malet Conspiracy

Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe Lafon was a decidedly singular character, typical of a turbulent period in history, whose life story is a web of whims of fate, surprises, and erratic strokes of fortune.

Marianist Founders on Faith

Here are quotations from the Marianist Founders on faith, during this "Year of Faith."

Father Chaminade’s Son, Justin

This is a sketch, then, of Chaminade’s son. Oh, yes, Chaminade had a son. . . . No, this was not a son in the tabloid headline style, the result of some indiscretion. But he was, nonetheless, really Chaminade’s son. His name is Justin Dumontet.

Chaminade Legacy, Volume 5

The collection of various texts presented in this volume witnesses to the beginnings of Marianist religious life; they cover the period from 1814 to 1820.
William Joseph Chaminade

Principles of Direction of Blessed Chaminade

Why would Chaminade make 23 attempts to formulate a Manual of Direction to give to his leaders? According to Father Paul J. Landolfi, SM, to understand this, we must first consider the background of his work of predilection, the Sodality of Bordeaux.
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."

Things Marianist (Full Set of 15 Issues)

Buy a full set of Things Marianist, 15 issues in total, and save.

Chaminade Legacy, Volume 4

Volume four completes the documents presented in volumes two and three, presentations made mainly to the members of the Sodality from 1800 to 1809; the French published these as Notes d’instruction.
Father Chaminade

Chaminade Family Tree

For those seeking history on Blessed Chaminade, here is his family tree.

Founders before 1800

For those who like to see things visually, here's a chart on the early lives of the Marianist Founders: including stories, efforts in the French Revolution, and birth order.

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