Online Marianist History Course (Part Three: April-May 2021)

Pay online here for Part Three of the History Course, which covers the foundation of the Marianist religious orders, the maturation of the charism and spirituality, the disappearance of the Bordeaux sodality, and the challenging final years of Father Chaminade's life.

Episode 19: "Does Your Cow Give Milk?": A Deep Dive into One of Adele's Letters

In an episode that is a bit of a departure from the usual format, Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss one of Blessed Adele's letters, which was written to a Marianist sister who was the director of one of the community's houses in 1825.

Episode 18: We're All in This Together: The Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund (Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta)

Lay Marianists Matt Meyers and Linda Zappacosta share the story of how they helped start the Marianist Sisters Vocation Fund, which is a group of Marianist brothers, sisters, and laity who raise funds to offset the college debt of women entering the Marianist Sisters.

Episode 15: Once a Missionary, Always a Missionary (Sr. Columba Yu, FMI)

Sister Columba is a Marianist Sister from South Korea who has spent the last 13 years of her life as a missionary in India. In this podcast she reflects on her experience as a Marianist Sister and missionary.

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.

Witnesses from the Past, Hope for the Future: A History of the Marianist Family in Times of Persecution and Hardship

Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, examines different times under which the Marianist Sisters were forced to operate under dangerous circumstances of suppression and violence, namely, the French secularization of the early twentieth century (which almost wiped out the Sisters), and the First and Second World Wars. By examining these events, she hopes to show how being people of hope and faith is part of the DNA of Marianist Sisters, not to mention the Marianist Family as a whole.

History of the Constitutions of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

This historical snapshot traces the name "Daughters of Mary," Chaminade's system of government for the FMI, and the drafting of the Constitutions for the Marianist Sisters.

General Superiors of the FMI

Here are the names, faces, and terms of service of the women who have guided the Marianist Sisters as General Superiors. We thank God for their leadership.
Mother Mechtilde

Mother Mechtilde: A Biography of Mère M. Mechtilde Pouilh-Mauriès (1858-1940)

Who was the force behind the unity of the Marianist Sisters after expulsion from France? It was Mother Mechtilde. Read the online monograph of this amazing woman . . . who many consider the Second Foundress of the Marianist Sisters.

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