NACMS staff are available to provide virtual and in-person presentations on a wide range of topics. These can include topics relating to the Marianist Founders, family, spirituality, history, religious life, community, the system of virtues, and much more. Presentations can also be tailored to fit the needs of your classroom, virtual, or community group.

Please contact George Lisjak, NACMS Director, at for more information. 

The following are example of how these opportunities have impacted specific groups:

  • The faculty and staff at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati learned about The Characteristics of Marianist Education and reflected on how the Characteristics resonate with them and their students
  • Religion 103 students at the University of Dayton learned about the early history and the Founders’ vision of the Marianist Family.

  • Graduate students in the University of Dayton's Department of Religious Studies reflected on Mary’s discipline of pondering and how they might journey with Mary during Advent.

  • Many, including Marianist Educational Associates at the University of Dayton, faculty and staff at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, staff and students involved with University Ministry at St. Mary's University, have learned about what NACMS is, resources NACMS offers, and how they might collaborate with NACMS.

  • Undergraduate students in a course on Marianist Topics at the University of Dayton learned how the Marianists arrived in the United States, the evolution of the Society of Mary in the US, and the Marianist's presence in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

  • Marianist PULSE volunteers have learned what spiritual direction is, the benefits it has for a person's relationship with God and how to begin engaging in spiritual direction.

  • Marianist PULSE volunteers have also explored what professional boundaries are, how boundaries are rooted in social justice, and how to go about forming boundaries within a professional ministry context.