NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
  • Intermediate for those who have some knowledge and understanding of things Marianist
  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia

Grain of Wheat

"The Grain of Wheat" is meant for anyone who wants to grow in virtue and develop an effective personality for dealing with the daily challenges of life. It begins with what is within the scope of everyone and moves gradually to what is totally within the power of the Holy Spirit.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

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

Anthony J. Garascia, as part of MSP 2.0, 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.

Commentary on the Rule of Life of the Society of Mary

This book includes 52 articles that reflect the major themes in the life of Marianist religious.

Love Your Enemy: A Reflection on the Silence of Passion

Mary Snyder, as part of MSP 2.0, examines life lessons that shape her thinking related to social justice and the need for "nonviolent communication" in today's society. Key to her examination is the practice of Blessed Chaminade's concept of "silence of passion" and the need for dialogue in today's society.
William Ferree, SM

Conference on Father Chaminade's System of Virtues

A conference on Father Chaminade’s System of Virtues, given by Father William Ferree

Lonergan's Transcendental Method and the Marianist Method

The focus of Sister Marcy Loehrlein's paper is to establish the relationship of the method of the Marianist virtues to the cognitive and volitional method developed by Bernard Lonergan, SJ.

Episode 10: The Five Silences and Marianist Mindfulness (MSP 2.0 Participants)

Some of the people who participated in the MSP 2.0 program in the summer of 2018 share their reflections about Father Chaminade's Five Silences and how they relate to mindfulness in the 21st century.
MSP 2.0 Five Silences

Marianist Mindfulness: A Guided Retreat

Mike Bennett, a university campus minister, has developed a guided retreat on Marianist mindfulness. This six-day experience draws its inspiration from scripture and Blessed Chaminade’s Five Silences.

Building a Marianist Foundation Within Your Family

LeeAnn Meyer, as part of MSP 2.0, has developed a practical guide for using the Five Silences with families, including with young children. Be it dance time, coloring scripture pages, or praying the rosary together, there is something for every family in this guide.

Lent Meditation 3: Confidence in God

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

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