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Spanish Martyrs

Spanish Martyrs

A brief overview of the Marianist Martyrs from Ciudad Real and Madrid who died for their faith during the Spanish Civil War. (The material is a reprint from articles in "The Apostle of Mary" from 1942.)

Things Marianist: Who Are the Marianist Saints?

The Marianist approach to holiness is explored in this issue.

Blessed Jakob Gapp, Marianist

The story of Jakob Gapp is a compelling real-life drama of a flawed man's discovery of the Gospel and the journey where it led him, to martydom at the hands of the Nazis.

Companions of Adèle (Hardbound)

Drawn primarily from the Letters of Adèle and Father Chaminade, 145 biographical sketches are presented.

Father Chaminade’s Son, Justin

This is a sketch, then, of Chaminade’s son. Oh, yes, Chaminade had a son. . . . No, this was not a son in the tabloid headline style, the result of some indiscretion. But he was, nonetheless, really Chaminade’s son. His name is Justin Dumontet.

August 13th: Memorial of Blessed Jakob Gapp, S.M. Priest and Martyr

Born July 26, 1897, in Wattens in the Austrian Tyrol, Jakob was the seventh son of Martin Gapp and Antonia Wach. He attended elementary school in his native village and pursued his high school studies in Hall. On May 24, 1915, Italy declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This same year, Jakob enlisted in the Austrian army. He was sent to the Italian front, where he was wounded and decorated for his courage. At the end of the war he was taken prisoner. He underwent a great deal of suffering during his captivity. During the war Jakob came under the spell of an idealistic socialism, which led to a crisis of faith. On August 13, 1920, Jakob entered the Marianist novitiate at Greisinghof (Austria).

Marianist Martyrs: Witness, Conviction, and Stability

Experience the sites and stories of Marianist Martyr Blessed Jakob Gapp and the Spanish Marianist Martyrs in this YouTube video sponsored by the Society of Mary's Province of the USA, which was produced by Brother Brandon Paluch, SM, and directed by David Brun.

Miguel Leibar and Companions: Four Good Men

The bloodshed of the Spanish Civil War had a direct and profound impact on the Society of Mary. Read the story of four Marianists, a priest and three brothers, martyred in Madrid. Pope Benedict XVI declared them blessed in 2007.

William Ferree, SM: Sketch, His Life and Catholic Social Thought

Sister Gabrielle Bibeau, FMI, uses personal interviews and Ferree's own journals and drafts of his works to probe the development and influence of this great Marianist thinker in the realm of Catholic Social Thought.
Joseph Verrier, SM

Concerning the Daries Brothers: Errors and Corrections

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.

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