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.

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.

Education and Transformation: Marianist Ministries in America Since 1849

Kauffman situates the history of the Marianist brothers in religious culture, americanization and modernization, ethnicity and race issues, spirituality, and modernization of schools, colleges, and universities.

Society of Mary in Mexico

Learn about the Marianist implantation in Mexico, which was ended in 1914 because of the Mexican Revolution, and the second implantation that was begun in 1980 and continues today.

Our First Century: 1817-1917

Lebon does a marvelous job of painting a vivid picture of life in the Society of Mary from its inception through the generalate of Good Father Hiss.

Origins of the Marianist Family: Notes on Marianist History

It reads like a Hollywood thriller--and in fact it includes a DVD, called Where We Were Born--yet it is the essence of our Marianist history, the true story of our origins, filled with moments of joy, betrayal, and uncertainty.

Marianists in a Continuing Mission

This concise text marvelously highlights the history of the Society of Mary from it’s inception through the late sixties.

Last Years of Father Chaminde: 1841-1850

Provides key information on Blessed Chaminade's painful last years.

Father Leo Meyer's 13 Years at Nazareth

A touching account of the joys and struggles of founding the Society of Mary in the United States, including the establishment of the University of Dayton and Saint Mary's University

Courtès Letters

This is an excellent read for those who like to see the challenges and complexities of establishing an implantation: in this case, the initial American Province of the Society of Mary.

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