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.

Things Marianist: Who Started All of This, Anyhow?

The lives and contributions of William Joseph Chaminade, Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, and Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon are highlighted.

Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, Firm of Hand, Loving of Heart

The title of this short biography succinctly captures the life of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous.

Chaminade, Pragmatist with a Vision

This short (33 pages), highly-popular biography highlights the key moments in Blessed Chaminade's life.

Adèle, Aristocrat for the Poor

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM writes a brief-yet-encompassing story of the intriguing life of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon.

William Joseph Chaminade: Founder of the Marianists (Hardbound)

This text, the first biography of Father Chaminade, remains the most comprehensive account of his remarkable life.

Mlle de Lamourous (Softbound)

This biography of Marie Thérèse is intriguing in the variety and number of “hats” she wore during her long life.

Mlle de Lamourous (Hardbound)

This biography of Marie Thérèse is intriguing in the variety and number of “hats” she wore during her long life.

Adele (Hardbound)

Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon was a woman of great zeal. She empowered many women to grow in faith, community, and service.

Origins of the Marianist Family: Notes on Marianist History

It reads like a Hollywood thriller--and in fact it includes a DVD, called Where We Were Born--yet it is the essence of our Marianist history, the true story of our origins, filled with moments of joy, betrayal, and uncertainty.

Jalons

A four-volume work that presents the life of William Joseph Chaminade from 1761 to 1816, ending with the foundation of the Society of Mary.

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