“We carry in body and spirit the wounds of our personal story, a story that has deeply and indelibly marked our past and present life. Wounds, for the most part healed, others perhaps still open, mark our way of being and of inserting ourselves in society, in the community. Our wounds are not hidden from you, O Lord. Pour the balm of your love.”
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."
Experience the sites and stories of Marianist Martyr Blessed Jakob Gapp and the Spanish Marianist Martyrs in this YouTube video sponsored by the Society of Mary's Province of the USA, which was produced by Brother Brandon Paluch, SM, and directed by David Brun.
Father Paul Landolfi, SM, shares his “dream interview” with Blessed Chaminade. The duo discuss the Marianist vow of Stability, with our Blessed Founder emphasizing the importance and inclusive nature of this commitment to Mary and Jesus and the Marianist Family.
Blaise M. Mosengo, SM, writes that "Just as the generation of Marianist pioneers brought the spirituality of Marianist education to Africa, it is now time for African Marianist educators to address, in 'African languages,' different questions related to Marianist culture in school."
This FMI circular, written by Franca Zonta, celebrates the opening of the “Year of the Consecrated Life.” This jubilee year is offered to the consecrated life so that it might become the occasion for making a “grateful remembrance” of the past, embracing the future with hope, and living the present with passion.
A brief overview of the Marianist Martyrs from Ciudad Real and Madrid who died for their faith during the Spanish Civil War. (The material is a reprint from articles in "The Apostle of Mary" from 1942.)
Jean-Baptiste Armbruster, SM, traces the origin and evolution of the Three O'Clock Prayer. (The prayer's purpose and meaning has changed over time.) He culminates his work with proposals on using it today.
Brother Donald Boccardi, SM, known for his love of music, turned to one of his passions--song lyrics--to probe spirituality in the modern era: in particular "Into the Woods," by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Fun fact: Did you know there are two religious congregations with the name "Society of Mary" (SM) in the Roman Catholic Church? Brother Timothy Phillips, SM (Marianist), and Alois Greiler, SM (Marist), look at this unusual occurrence.