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

The resources listed below are found within our e-publications and bookstore. Items available in our library are not listed, but can be found by searching in our library catalog.

Community Meeting Kit: Mary, Mother of Humanity

When people speak about Mary, some of them exhibit a pious attention and willingly express personal experiences. But matters take a different turn when they are asked, “Does Mary have any influence in your life, or in human life in general?”

Filial Devotion or Alliance with Mary?

Father Benlloch provides a keen analysis of this Marianist question and explores its implications related to language and our relationship with Mary.
Anthony Garascia

Marian Dimension of the Church

Anthony Garascia explores the "Marian character of holiness" and references scientific inquiry in the process. His paper is a modern look at the beauty of the Scripture-rich heritage we have inherited about our Blessed Mother.

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."
Carol P. Ramey

Mary Was a Lay Woman Who Lived in Community

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."
Joseph Lackner, SM

"Mother Mary, the Juiciest Tomato of All"

“What is your take on Mary?” If you work at a Marianist institution, especially if you are in charge, this question may seem overwhelming. Father Joseph H. Lackner, in sobering candor, explores his relations with Mary. He draws upon literature and Scripture in his reflection and invites the audience to ponder and to grow in relationship with Mary.

Prayer in a Pinch: Mary and Scripture

Are you responsible for prayer at your community’s next gathering? Sr. Mary Louise Foley, FMI, has developed a communal prayer service on Mary and scripture that you can use.

Prayer in a Pinch: Images of Mary

Are you responsible for prayer at your community’s next gathering? Sr. Mary Louise Foley, FMI, has developed a communal prayer service on images of Mary that you can use.

Mary an Activist?

Explore Mary's pain of losing her child through an act of violence. Susan Handle Terbay ponders Mary's grief and sees her not as a meek woman, but as an activist.

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."

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