Community Meeting Kits

Welcome to Marianist Community Meeting Kits. These kits include all you need for a community meeting on a Marianist topic: an opening prayer, program material (articles, podcasts, videos), reflection questions, and a final blessing.

Holy Silence and Contemplative Listening

Marg Van Herk-Paradis, as part of MSP 2.0, has crafted a model to examine Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences. Of interest to Van Herk-Paradis is the circular nature of the Silences and the interplay between “stance” and "spirit.” Special emphasis is placed on those who minister to the People of God.

Episode 9: Marianist Lessons from Rough Patches (Linda Zappacosta and Brad Leger)

Listen to Brad interview Linda about her life as a Marianist and some things she learned about God, herself, and Marianist community after her struggle with illness.

Lent Meditation 4: Three O'Clock Prayer Guided Meditation

This last Lenten Meditation is a guided meditation on the Three O'Clock Prayer that transports you to the foot of the Cross with Mary.

Lent Meditation 3: Confidence in God

This is the third episode of our Lenten series of meditations.

Lent Meditation 2: The Transfiguration

This is our second episode of our Lenten series of meditations.

Advent Marian Meditations: The Nativity

This is the fourth and final episode of our Advent Marian Meditation series. In this podcast, we reflect on the Nativity.

Episode 8: The Gift of Relationship (Norbert Burns, S.M.)

Fr. Norb talks about his life, reflects on his vocation, and talks about the greatest gift of his life: relationships.

Lent Meditation 1: Praying with Jesus in the Desert

This is the first in a series of podcasts that are meditations for Lent.

Our Marianist Heritage

Joseph Stefanelli, SM, discusses Father Chaminade’s spirituality, its scriptural and historical underpinnings, Mary and some of her titles, and the concept of community within the institute and within the Church as a whole.

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