Robert K. Moriarty, SM

Mission & Charism: "Reimagining the Dream," a Marianist Missionary Narrative for the Twenty-First Century

According to Robert K. Moriarty, SM, "As Marianists in the United States take stock these days of our contemporary situation and our future prospects, we hear calls for the development of a 'common missionary vision' or 'new missionary narrative' for the years ahead. 'Mission & Charism' offers itself as a contribution for this developing conversation among us. The focus on the missionary is key."

200 Years of Marianist Education

See these resources and information from the Society of Mary's General Administration that inform and commemorate 200 years of Marianist education.

Landscape: A History of Mount St. John

In Landscape: A History of Mount St. John, Brother Donald Geiger, SM, takes the reader on a historical journey of this beloved Marianist sacred space. In words and in pictures Brother Don charts how the Mount has “developed” as apostolic needs have shifted. From a firsthand perspective, Brother Don, a plant biologist, also tells the story of how parts of this beautiful landscape became protected land.

Relations Between the Institute of the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary

The article explores the troubled relationship between the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary, following Blessed Chaminade's death.

Relations Between the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, explores the healing process that took place in response to divisions which developed between the Daughters of Mary and Society of Mary after the death of Blessed Chaminade.

History of the Gold Ring in the Society of Mary

The gold ring was introduced into the Society of Mary from the very beginning.
Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Brother Joseph J. Panzer's popular 1965 dissertation, which examines the history and educational methods of the Society of Mary. This is a classic text on Marianist education.

Why Are There Two "Societies of Mary"?: Notes on the Origins of Marianists and Marists

Fun fact: Did you know there are two religious congregations with the name "Society of Mary" (SM) in the Roman Catholic Church? Brother Timothy Phillips, SM (Marianist), and Alois Greiler, SM (Marist), look at this unusual occurrence.
Joseph Verrier, SM

Jean Lafon: Leader of the Malet Conspiracy

Jean Baptiste Hyacinthe Lafon was a decidedly singular character, typical of a turbulent period in history, whose life story is a web of whims of fate, surprises, and erratic strokes of fortune.
Music Note

Er lebe hoch

A custom of long standing at Marianist celebrations is the singing of the "Er Lebe Hoch," a German toasting song. Find out more about this song's connection to the Marianists.

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