In his biography of Father Chaminade, Father Simler indicated, among the works of the Servant of God, the involvement he had in the restoration of the Christian Brothers of St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle in Bordeaux. This article by Father Joseph Verrier, SM, fills in many details not mentioned in Father Simler's account.
What was the interconnection between the establishment of the Society of Mary and the ever-changing landscape of French society between 1817 and 1875? Read the first volume of "The General History of the Society of Mary" to discover how culture shaped the development of the Society of Mary at the time the Society of Mary developed to shape culture.
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. At least one of the Daries brothers, an exile in Spain who died during the French Revolution, desired to begin a Society of Mary upon his return to his homeland.