Episode 1: The First Lay Assembly (Marge Cavanaugh and Tony Garascia)

Reflections on the first Lay Assembly with Marge Cavanaugh and Anthony Garascia
Timothy Phillips, SM

Story of the Beginning of the Sodality of the Madeleine, the MLC of 1800

Brother Timothy Phillips, SM, explains the rapid development and organizational structure of Blessed Chaminade's Sodality upon the Founder's return from exile in Spain. Brother Phillips concludes with a look at today's Sodality movement, Marianist Lay Communities.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Chaminade's Vision of Chuch

Brother Hugh Bihl, SM, explores the Chaminadean understanding of Church and its linkage to the Sodaility and the Universal Church.
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.

Golden Anniversary of Alliance Mariale

The Marianist Family is comprised of four branches. While many know about the Marianist Lay Communities, Marianist Sisters, and Society of Mary, fewer people are aware of the Alliance Mariale. So, just what is it?

Rise of Marianist Lay Communities

A short chronology of the rise of Marianist Lay Communities. Often, we are so busy living Marianist life that we don't take time to jot down the historical steps along the way. Here are many of those steps.
Adèle

Adèle's Association: Rule of the "Little Society"

The "Little Society" was a group of young women living in postrevolutionary France.
William Joseph Chaminade

Audio File: Letter to the Pastors of Bordeaux Defending the Sodality

Letter to the pastors of Bordeaux defending the Sodality, its means and ends

What's This About a Fulcrum?

Blessed Chaminade used the term "fulcrum," but just what did he mean by it?

Venerable Chaminade’s Etat: A Forerunner of Secular Institutes

This study looks at Chaminade's plan to unite certain young men and women within the ranks of his Bordeaux Sodality in the observance of the traditional vows of evangelical perfection while remaining in the secular world and its implications for today.

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