NACMS has classified our publications by level to aid you in finding material most helpful to you:

  • Basic for those new to the Marianist world and having little or no prior knowledge of Marianist history or the Marianist charism
  • Intermediate for those who have some knowledge and understanding of things Marianist
  • Advanced for those who have significant knowledge and understanding of things Marianist and want to go deeper
  • Resource materials, including prayers, activities, and reflections for individuals and groups
  • Reference materials, including source documents and compendia

The resources listed below are found within our e-publications and bookstore. Items available in our library are not listed, but can be found by searching in our library catalog.

MSP 2.0 2018-2019

Opening the Doors of Hospitality and Creating Community: A One Day Retreat

Using scripture references of Mary’s mother-son relationship with Jesus, Joan McGuinness Wagner, as part of MSP 2.0, reminds us of the importance of hospitality, including in unlikely places. McGuinness Wagner ponders hospitality’s three essential components: giving, receiving, and transforming.

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.
Hugh Bihl, SM

Mary, Two Perspectives, United States and Eastern Africa, Interpretations for Contemporary Marianist Life

Brother Hugh W. Bihl, in this monograph, examines the cultures of the United States and of Eastern Africa for an interesting look at "motherhood" and Our Mother, Mary.

Guadalupe: A Personal Account

Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his personal feeling and realization that the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe "had little to do with roses in December or miraculous pictures on cloaks. The miracle of Guadalupe is something about a God who loves each of us."

Feast of the Visitation (May 31): To Share the Secret

I've got a secret. It's for me to know and for you to find out. How petulant can you get? This is hardly the way to win friends and influence people.

Assumption of Mary

Tied to this feast are themes of Mary as Mother of the Church and model for the Church. In her, the Church witnesses the fullness of the effects of the saving death and resurrection of Christ for humanity.

Saint Juan Diego, Icon of Mary's Evangelizing Mission: Model for the Laity

Juan Diego’s canonization has renewed and increased the momentum of the movement to designate him as the patron saint of the laity and lay apostles.
John the Baptist

Third Station of Advent: An Encounter with John the Baptist

Brother Tom Redmond, SM, explores three “annunciations” as part of his series on the "Stations of Advent.".
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

How do we as Marianists begin to share who Mary is for us today, beyond cultural boundaries? One source is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. Father Rudy Vela, SM, explores the spiritual and cultural richness of Mary's connection to the Americas.
Footprints

Footprints, A Marian Variation

Similar to the popular "Footprints" poem, a Marianist has written a version focused on Mary after her son's execution. "One day a woman sat in a lovely garden. She was alone. Two days ago she buried her son here."

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