The North American Center for Marianist Studies provides resources to people interested in the Marianist Family—including brothers, sisters, priests, and lay people—and to Marianist ministries. Through programs, publications, research, and a special library collection, NACMS strives to link the vision of the Marianist Founders—William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous—to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS is sponsored by the Society of Mary, a Catholic religious order.
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In MP3 music format, with accompanying lyrics, Brother Stan Zubek, SM, sings his original composition "Until Christ Be Formed in Us," which examines Jesus' relationship with Mary and its influence on Blessed Chaminade. "I am in labor until Christ be formed in you" (Gal 4:19) was one of Blessed Chaminade's favorite quotes.
Join Brother Stan Zubek, SM, in singing this echo version of the Marianist Doxology. This MP3 music file can be used either for personal or communal prayer.
Ever attentive to language, Lawrence J. Cada, SM, examines the evolution of many phrases and concepts dear to Marianists and carves a solid analysis for why Marianist spirituality is fundamentally “lay,” “adaptive,” and “Modern.”
This episode is a re-creation--through fictionalized letters--of Adèle's relationship and collaboration with her best friend, Jeanne Diché. Jeanne was an important support to the Marianist Sisters in their early foundation years. Listen to how their friendship unfolds, even as they choose different vocations: religious life for Adèle and marriage and motherhood for Jeanne.
Using the beatitudes as a spiritual backdrop pertaining to Adèle's beatification, Sister Franca Zonta, FMI, expounds on Adèle's fidelity to God and her witness to the "bottom up movement" within the Church: holiness found in the the faithfulness to God's call in the ordinary moments of life.