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Talking Points contains prayer, scripture, and reflection questions related to the following issues of Things Marianist.
by Daniel M. Jordan and Adolf M. Windisch, SM
The Marianist approach to holiness is explored in this issue. The lives of Chaminade, the other four Marianist Blesseds, Mary, and our Founders are shown as models for us to follow. Marianists espouse the importance of doing ordinary things with an extraordinary love and living out our baptismal call in today's world.
by Herbert Janson, SM 276 pp.
[This work was published by the Marianist Forum and is available through NACMS.]
This book features the religious life and ministry of a special Marianist. In addition, the history of the Society of Mary as it struggled against anticlericalism in France and in Germany during Brother Charles Biehler’s lifetime is presented in detail. These various events had a direct bearing on Marianist education in the United States.
by José María Salaverri, SM,
Translated by Robert D. Wood, SM
The story of Faustino Pérez-Manglano (1946-63) by one who knew him well is an example of how the attitude of service, the touchstone of the Christian, developed and was lived out within the context of a teenager’s home life and school experience. This real-life account draws on Faustino’s diary as well as many firsthand accounts gathered by the author from his family and others.
by Josef Levit, SM
The story of Jakob Gapp is a compelling real-life drama of a flawed man's discovery of the Gospel and the journey where it led him. His prophetic opposition to Nazi Socialism, which led to his martyrdom, serves as a clarion call for us to evaluate our own time and to oppose oppression. While we today might not take such radical steps, Blessed Gapp's life is a witness that we must follow the Gospel and not the trendy politics of the day.
Emile Neubert, SM
Monograph Series - Document 55
This is the deeply personal account of a true pioneer in the field of Mariology whose My Ideal, Jesus, Son of Mary sold more than a half-million copies worldwide; a man who devoted his writing, teaching, and preaching to making “the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.”