Episode 5: Building a Hearth for the World (Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams)

Lay Marianists Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams offer their perspective on the Marianist Family as young lay Marianists.

Mary, Holy Possibility

We hope to offer possibilities for living with Mary at our side. Mary will become our teacher, a woman of challenge, and our companion on the way as we continue to grow in holiness.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Mary, Two Perspectives, United States and Eastern Africa, Interpretations for Contemporary Marianist Life

Brother Hugh W. Bihl, in this monograph, examines the cultures of the United States and of Eastern Africa for an interesting look at "motherhood" and Our Mother, Mary.
Pieta

Mary an Activist?

This Lent, 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.

Guadalupe: A Personal Account

Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his personal feeling and realization that the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe "had little to do with roses in December or miraculous pictures on cloaks. The miracle of Guadalupe is something about a God who loves each of us."
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.

Feast of the Visitation (May 31): To Share the Secret

I've got a secret. It's for me to know and for you to find out. How petulant can you get? This is hardly the way to win friends and influence people.

Assumption of Mary

Tied to this feast are themes of Mary as Mother of the Church and model for the Church. In her, the Church witnesses the fullness of the effects of the saving death and resurrection of Christ for humanity.

Saint Juan Diego, Icon of Mary's Evangelizing Mission: Model for the Laity

Juan Diego’s canonization has renewed and increased the momentum of the movement to designate him as the patron saint of the laity and lay apostles.
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."

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