Albert E. Prendergast

Marianist Vow of Stability and the Marianist State

Just what is the "State of Religious Living in the World"? And, how does one make a permanent commitment to live a vocation as a lay Marianist? Albert E. Prendergast, a member of the Visitation State Community, examines these questions as he traces the roots of commitment to lay Marianist life and its implications for today.
Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies

The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.

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 Sodality 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? This article by Michelle Héraud fills in some of the details.

Rise of Marianist Lay Communities

Here is 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

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