The 91-Year Journey to the Beatification of Blessed Father William Joseph Chaminade

Father William Joseph Chaminade was beatified in September 2000. Brother Tom Redmond, SM, highlights two early Marianist discoveries—one, the rediscovering of Chaminade’s greatness; the other, the discovering of his physical remains—that helped initiate the 91-year journey that culminated in our Blessed Founder’s recognition by the Vatican.

Miracle in Buenos Aires

A look at the miraculous healing of Elena Graciela Otero, through the intercession of Father Chaminade

The Beatification of Fr. William Joseph Chaminade

A look at the three-day beatification celebration in Rome for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, held in September 2000

Beatification Homilies for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Relive the beatification of our Blessed Founder with the words of Pope John Paul II and the Superior General of the Society of Mary, extolling the virtue of William Joseph Chaminade and reminding us of his call to missionary service as disciples of Jesus, with an emphasis on Mary.
William Joseph Chaminade

Chaminade and Adversity: A Conversation

Brother Timothy Phillips, SM, a Marianist scholar and formator, and Anthony Garascia, a professional counselor, discuss challenges involved in Blessed Chaminade’s long life. How was it that major setbacks—the French Revolution and organizational hurdles in re-Christianizing France—did not cripple the Founder with anxiety and fear? How was it that Chaminade pushed through obstacles into greater holiness. (A letter Chaminade wrote to Marie Thérèrse de Lamourous serves as a backdrop to this conversation.)

Episode 14: Wisdom from Our Founders for this Time of Pandemic

In this "socially distanced" episode of the podcast, Patti Gehred interviews Sister Gabby Bibeau about an article she wrote for the NACMS website on the parallels between the current COVID crisis and the Founders' own experiences of crisis during the French Revolution and experiences of illness.
Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI

Living in a Time of Crisis: It’s in Our Marianist DNA

Be it during a time of global pandemic or the French Revolution, Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, reminds us that biological and societal crises are not new for Marianists. They are part of our “DNA.” The key aspect for Bibeau is how such experiences transform us.

Blessed Are We: How Our Missionary Zeal Can Build the Marian Church

Margaret M. Lisjak, as part of MSP 2.0, has developed a practical guide with reflection questions related to the concept of "missionary zeal." Lisjak draws her inspiration from Mary and from our Marianist origin story. The resource she has created is excellent to use for a community gathering or in a retreat setting.

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. Along the way, Father Dave sums up the Marianist charism in five key words: faith, mission, community, inclusivity, and Mary. He also points out some challenges for Marianists today.

Lenten Reflections from Father Chaminade

Brothers Timothy Phillips, SM, and Kelvin Maona, SM, have developed a Lenten daily reflection related to the wisdom of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. May the fruits of our two brothers from the Region of East Africa and the thoughts of our Blessed Founder enrich your forty days of preparation for Easter.

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