NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
  • Intermediate for those who have some knowledge and understanding of things Marianist
  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia

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Community Meeting Kit: Catholic Teaching on Immigration

One of five community meeting kits regarding immigration, this kit discusses the Marianist approach to immigrant justice, and how the Catholic Church has followed Christ's example to love one another as He has loved us.

Community Meeting Kit: The Call to Be Advocates for Immigrant Justice

One of five community meeting kits regarding immigration, this kit discusses the Marianist approach to immigrant justice, and how each one of us can empathize with the immigrant experience.

Community Meeting Kit: Death Penalty Abolition & Restorative Justice

The use of the death penalty has been a hotly debated topic for many years. Many in the Marianist Family view it as an unjust and inhumane punishment that is inconsistent with the Gospel. This community meeting kit examines how restorative justice seeks to improve and repair relationships between people and communities.

Community Meeting Kit: Praying with Faith of the Heart

"Faith of the Heart" was one of William Joseph Chaminade's essential teachings. Marianists today, therefore, regard this as an essential part of Marianist life. But what is "Faith of the Heart," and how can we enact it in our lives?

Community Meeting Kit: Mary, Mother of Humanity

When people speak about Mary, some of them exhibit a pious attention and willingly express personal experiences. But matters take a different turn when they are asked, “Does Mary have any influence in your life, or in human life in general?”

Community Meeting Kit: Ten Things You May Not Know about Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon

Many people know that Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon is the founder of the Marianist Sisters. But not many may know that she began a school for young boys and girls out of her family's chateau. Adèle died on January 10, 1828, at the young age of 38. The Marianist Family celebrated her beatification 190 years later—June 10, 2018.

The Best of Quest: Liturgical Year A

"The Best of Quest" is a lectionary-based resource for use by small Christian communities. Drawing upon a rich corpus of almost 30 years from "Quest," a publication produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford, this installment of "The Best of Quest" focuses on Liturgical Year A.

The Best of Quest: Liturgical Year B

"The Best of Quest" is a lectionary-based resource for use by small Christian communities. Drawing upon a rich corpus of almost 30 years from "Quest," a publication produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford, this installment of "The Best of Quest" focuses on Liturgical Year B. *Please note: The second half of "Best of Quest" Year B is in development and will be posted here as soon as it is finished.

The Best of Quest: Liturgical Year C

"The Best of Quest" is a lectionary-based resource for use by small Christian communities. Drawing upon a rich corpus of almost 30 years from "Quest," a publication produced by the Archdiocese of Hartford, this installment of "The Best of Quest" focuses on Liturgical Year C.

After the General Chapter: Some Reflections on the Future of the Marianist Charism (Circular No. 1)

Father David Fleming's inaugural Circular as Superior General of the Society of Mary provides "seeds of the future," as he compares Blessed Chaminade's times to our current times.

A Short History of Marianist Spirituality

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.”

Relations Between the Institute of the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary

The article explores the troubled relationship between the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary, following Blessed Chaminade's death.

Concerning the Daries Brothers: Errors and Corrections

This small article, written by Father Joseph Verrier, SM, corrects historical errors pertaining to the three Daries brothers, who attended the Mussidan school where the Chaminade brothers taught.

Relations Between the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, explores the healing process that took place in response to divisions which developed between the Daughters of Mary and Society of Mary after the death of Blessed Chaminade.

Lonergan's Transcendental Method and the Marianist Method

The focus of Sister Marcy Loehrlein's paper is to establish the relationship of the method of the Marianist virtues to the cognitive and volitional method developed by Bernard Lonergan, SJ.

Sodality History

In this article Marianist Brother Timothy Phillips traces the origin of the first Sodality. He writes: “The real foundation of the Sodality goes back to Jan Leunis, a young Jesuit priest, not very gifted it seems in studies, but apparently very gifted in getting a group going. He was teaching at the Roman College . . . and decided to start a little group of his students in 1563. It worked surprisingly well; though these were the youngest children, the older students found it interesting and wanted to be a part of it."

History of the Constitutions of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate

This historical snapshot traces the name "Daughters of Mary," Chaminade's system of government for the FMI, and the drafting of the Constitutions for the Marianist Sisters.
Hugh Bihl, SM

You Are the Body of Christ

The aim of Brother Hugh Bihl's essay is to expound a most important dimension of church theology—that we (i.e., the church members) are the Body of Christ.
Thomas Giardino, SM

Musings on Marianist Catholic Higher Education in Light of Father Fleming's 'A New Fulcrum'

Brother Thomas Giardino, SM, executive director of the Association of Marianist Universities (AMU) muses on Marianist higher education in light of Father David Fleming’s chapters on Marianist education in "A New Fulcrum: Marianist Horizons Today."

Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Brother Joseph J. Panzer's popular 1965 dissertation examines the history and educational methods of the Society of Mary. This is a classic text on Marianist education.

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