Phil Lohr

Becoming a Caring Community: A Process Guide for Beginning a Small Faith Community in the Marianist Tradition

Philip J. Lohr has created a guide for initial formation for building Small Christian Community in which all members are responsible for the success of the group and are called to lead at some point. At the concluding session, the material enables the group to determine how and if it will continue after its initial formation.

Promise and the Path: Starting and Sustaining Marianist Communities

. . . a resource for community meetings. The structure of each chapter has a nice balance of personal story, solid Marianist formation, and well-thought out discussion questions.

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."
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."
Raymond L. Fitz, SM

Partners in Mission: Some Reflections on the Future of Mount Saint John

Brother Raymond L. Fitz, SM, looks at the first 100 years of Marianist involvement at the Mount St. John property in Dayton, Ohio. His words are a reflection and challenge for all Marianists--religious and lay.

Whose Wine Is It? Reflections on the Relationship Between Marianist Religious Communities and Marianist Lay Communities

Framed by the scripture and images of the wedding feast at Cana (John 2:10), Brother Glodek explores the relationship of Marianist laity and Marianist religious men and women.

Do Whatever He Tells You: Revisiting Communities for the New Millennium

If you are looking for a connection between the foundation of the Marianist Family and Marianist ways of responding to today's world in building community, this is a great source.

Just--Do Whatever He Tells You . . . Together!

A practical guide to collaboration among communities in the Marianist Family; based on experiences of Marianist Lay Communities (MLC) in North America

Just--Do Whatever He Tells You

A very practical, down-to-earth guide to forming and building communities, the suggested resources and strategies make this an invaluable tool for establishing and continuing faith-based communities. What sets this apart from other resources is the proven effectiveness of the ideas to actually work in the forming and sustaining of small communities.

Things Marianist: Whose Wine Is It? Reflections on the Discipleship of Equals in Marianist Communities

This issue of "Things Marianist" examines the gift of equal partnership within our Marianist Family and explores areas for collaboration between the lay and religious branches of Marianist life.

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