The Basic Handbook of Marianist Studies is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.
Published under the direction of Father Quentin Hakenewerth, SM, with assistance from Father David Fleming, SM, this anthology of early Marianist documents provides today's reader with the spiritual gems from our shared heritage that can be applied to Marianist formation today.
Volume seven of The Chaminade Legacy completes the documents of the growth and development of the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary. The Constitutions of the Society of Mary (1839) and the Daughters of Mary (1839) are in this volume.
Volume six of The Chaminade Legacy continues the development in the foundational period of Marianist life; it covers the period from 1821 to 1830, which saw development of ideas on religious formation of both men and women religious.
In light of the facts as revealed in his letters, Father Chaminade’s doctrine becomes clear; his personality appears in all the simplicity of reality and in all the splendor of truth. These are definitely not the letters of a person who wishes to speak of himself. . . . In them he provides all sorts of practical details and guidance.