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 this work, Brother Raymond Fitz, SM, explores the history of our Marianist charism and its apostolic intent and examines how we today can use these same aspects as an “ecclesial movement” to minister to the “fractured city and the silent violence of poverty.”
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.