Albert E. Prendergast

Marianist Vow of Stability and the Marianist State

Just what is the "State of Religious Living in the World"? And, how does one make a permanent commitment to live a vocation as a lay Marianist? Albert E. Prendergast, a member of the Visitation State Community, examines these questions as he traces the roots of commitment to lay Marianist life and its implications for today.
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.

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

Marianist Calendar of Saints: 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.
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)
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.

Marianist Family Quotes

Spiritual food for all who teach in body, mind, and spirit

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.

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