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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.

Online Marianist History Course (Part Two: April-May 2022)

Pay online here for Part Two of the History Course, which covers the lives of the Founders, the Bordeaux sodality, and other events in the beginning of the Marianist Family.

Origins of the Marianist Family (Marianist History Course Discount)

For those taking Part Two of the Online Marianist History Course, this is a discount item for one of the required texts for the course.

Episode 17: Beatification Memories (Interviews Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Chaminade's Beatification)

In this podcast, we interview six different people who were at the Beatification and the events surrounding it. Each of them provides their own perspective on that experience, as well as the legacy of Chaminade officially being named "Blessed."

Episode 14: Wisdom from Our Founders for this Time of Pandemic

In this "socially distanced" episode of the podcast, Patti Gehred interviews Sister Gabby Bibeau about an article she wrote for the NACMS website on the parallels between the current COVID crisis and the Founders' own experiences of crisis during the French Revolution and experiences of illness.
Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI

Living in a Time of Crisis: It’s in Our Marianist DNA

Be it during a time of global pandemic or the French Revolution, Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, reminds us that biological and societal crises are not new for Marianists. They are part of our “DNA.” The key aspect for Bibeau is how such experiences transform us.
Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.

Episode 6: Story of a Friendship: Mother Adèle and Jeanne Diché

This episode is a re-creation--through fictionalized letters--of Adèle's relationship and collaboration with her best friend, Jeanne Diché.

Zonta, FMI Circular no. 13, In the Light of the Beatitudes

Using the beatitudes as a spiritual backdrop pertaining to Adèle's beatification, Sister Franca Zonta, FMI, expounds on Adèle's fidelity to God and her witness to the "bottom up movement" within the Church: holiness found in the the faithfulness to God's call in the ordinary moments of life.

Marianist Origins: An Anthology of Basic Documents

Published under the direction of Father Quentin Hakenewerth, SM, with assistance from Father David Fleming, SM, this anthology of early Marianist documents provides today's reader with the spiritual gems from our shared heritage that can be applied to Marianist formation today.

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