MSP 2.0 Five Silences

The Five Silences, Missionary Disciples, and the Call to Accompaniment

Anthony J. Garascia reminds us that Chaminade's Five Silences are not intended for just personal prayer or personal holiness. Rather, the end result should be movement to "accompaniment" and "action." Garascia also compares the System of Virtues to the formation process involved in RCIA.

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.

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.

Episode 2: Following Mary's Yes in the Inner City (Mike and Beth Schultz)

Lay Marianists Mike and Beth Schultz share their story about graduating from the University of Dayton and founding the Nassau Lay Marianist Community on the urban East side of Dayton.

Welcome Set

“Welcome Set” of five of our most popular books on Marianist topics for new hires at your Marianist Institution
Africa

The Role of Marianist Educational Leaders in the Inculturation of Marianist Spirituality and Pedagogy

Blaise M. Mosengo, SM, writes that "Just as the generation of Marianist pioneers brought the spirituality of Marianist education to Africa, it is now time for African Marianist educators to address, in 'African languages,' different questions related to Marianist culture in school."

A New Fulcrum: Marianist Horizons Today

Father David Fleming, former Superior General of the Society of Mary, muses and expounds on key questions of contemporary Marianist life, but always through the magnifying lens of Blessed Chaminade’s quest for a “new fulcrum.” Father Fleming’s work contains 10 essays covering topics pertaining to Marianist education, spirituality, leadership, mixed composition, and identity.

Being the Church in the Only Empire There Is

Sociologist Robert N. Bellah looks at Small Christian Community (SCC) practices in the United States.

A Sociologist Considers the Contributions of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous

Laura M. Leming, FMI, a sociologist at the University of Dayton and a Marianist Sister, highlights Marie Thérèse's "best practices" of social ministry in relation to this Marianist Founder's work with former sex workers at the Miséricorde.

Marianist Praxis: Building Marianist Educational Culture

In addition to the imagery of building a culture of “home,” Brother Stephen examines the holistic need for formation—from teachers, administrators and staff to students, alumni, and parents—and he develops a profile of the Marianist-educated person. He addresses both formal and informal educational settings around the globe.

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