Chaminade Legacy, Volume 7

Volume seven of The Chaminade Legacy completes the documents of the growth and development of the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary. The Constitutions of the Society of Mary (1839) and the Daughters of Mary (1839) are in this volume.

Sodality History

In this article Marianist Brother Timothy Phillips traces the origin of the first Sodality. He writes: “The real foundation of the Sodality goes back to Jan Leunis, a young Jesuit priest, not very gifted it seems in studies, but apparently very gifted in getting a group going. He was teaching at the Roman College . . . and decided to start a little group of his students in 1563. It worked surprisingly well; though these were the youngest children, the older students found it interesting and wanted to be a part of it."
Blessed Chaminade

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

After a long trek from the French border, a French priest was arriving in Saragossa. He was tired, but the sight of the lone tower of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Pillar was balm to his tired feet.

Chaminade Legacy, Volume 6

Volume six of The Chaminade Legacy continues the development in the foundational period of Marianist life; it covers the period from 1821 to 1830, which saw development of ideas on religious formation of both men and women religious.

Fleming's Little Dictionary of the Family of Mary

Father David Fleming, SM, provides a snapshot of Marianist life, which includes a look at membership, smart Marianist ideas, commitments, very important people, and classic Marianist texts. While appropriate in the age of Facebook for a "Throwback Thursday," the material is as current today as to when it was first typed, or in deed, when Marianist life was first developed.
NACMS

NACMS Cumulative Index

Want to know what we have published? The NACMS Cumulative Index is a listing of NACMS and Marianist Resources Commission publications divided by title, author, subject, or number (As of 2014)

Marianist Matters: Chaminade's Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839

The Letter to the Retreat Masters of 1839 is considered Chaminade’s most important writing. This Marianist Matters provides Lawrence Cada’s introduction to the letter, his English translation of Chaminade’s original, plus a newly-created feature: a section of prayers and reflection questions pertaining to the text for today’ Marianists. This is an excellent resource for individual or community use.
William Joseph Chaminade

Letters of Father Chaminade: Introduction and Volumes 1 and 2

In light of the facts as revealed in his letters, Father Chaminade’s doctrine becomes clear; his personality appears in all the simplicity of reality and in all the splendor of truth. These are definitely not the letters of a person who wishes to speak of himself. . . . In them he provides all sorts of practical details and guidance.

Chaminade Legacy, Volume 5

The collection of various texts presented in this volume witnesses to the beginnings of Marianist religious life; they cover the period from 1814 to 1820.

Marianists in Eastern Africa

Faces, places, and stories from the Marianist implantation in Eastern Africa—covering the years 1957-2006. Brother Fred Silbereis compiled the material from sources in the Regional Archives. Learn about the joys, struggles, and challenges along the way as the Marianist charism takes root.

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