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.

Our Marianist Heritage

Joseph Stefanelli, SM, discusses Father Chaminade’s spirituality, its scriptural and historical underpinnings, Mary and some of her titles, and the concept of community within the institute and within the Church as a whole.

Manual of Marianist Spirituality

When people call the NACMS office to ask for a good introduction to the essential elements of Marianist Spirituality, this is the book we recommend.

Things Marianist (Full Set of 15 Issues)

Buy a full set of Things Marianist, 15 issues in total, and save.

Commentary on the Rule of Life of the Society of Mary

This book includes 52 articles that reflect the major themes in the life of Marianist religious.
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Writings on Faith (2-Volume Set)

The first volume contains selections from Chaminade’s letters from 1796 to 1849, 53 years of his active life in the service of the Church. Volume two is divided into two sections: faith in the writings for lay people and faith in the writings for religious life.

Reason, Revelation, and Faith of the Heart

A meaningful work for those seeking insight into Blessed Chaminade's theology and how it developed..

Podcast: Forming the Formators - The Nazareth Program (with Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI)

Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI professed first vows of June of 2008 and perpetual vows in 2013. She serves as the Vocation Director for the Daughters of Mary Immaculate amongst many other professional roles. In this episode of Sharing Our Marianist Stories, Sr. Nicole shares about her experience in Nairobi, Kenya as a participant in the Nazareth Program, a formation program for emerging formators within the Marianist Family.

Podcast: A Series of Small Steps (Bro. Mark Motz, SM & Sr. Rose Rucoba, FMI)

The Catholic Church’s annual celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week, during the first week of November, promotes and celebrates vowed religious life. In recognition of this celebration, Bro. Mark Motz, SM and Sr. Rose Rucoba, FMI share their stories of discerning and living vowed religious life within the Marianist Family.

Podcast: The Quality of Our Presence (Rob Brodrick)

In this episode, Patti Gehred and Gabby Bibeau discuss an interview Gabby did with Rob Brodrick, who is a lay Marianist and the newly hired National Director of the Marianist Lay Community of North America (MLC-NA). Rob talks about his experience starting a residential lay Marianist community in Dayton, which eventually morphed into the Mission of Mary Cooperative, as well as how he lives the Marianist charism in his daily life as a lay person and in his new role with MLC-NA. 

Podcast: Finding God in Photography (Bro. John Lemker, SM)

In this episode, Patti and Sr. Gabby share an interview they did with Marianist artist and photographer Brother John Lemker. Bro. John just completed 70 years of profession as a Marianist, and much of his religious life has been filled with his greatest passions: faith, science, and photography. We talk to Bro. John about his photography, how he finds God -- the "original artist" -- in nature, and how he combines faith, science, and art in the work he does. You don't want to miss it!

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