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.

Reflection: The Night of the Execution

Brian Halderman, as part of the Adèle Social Justice Project, talks about the emotional experience of protesting against the execution of an Ohio death row inmate. "That night changed me; it made me aware of the despair we face in times of death, whether it is the murder of a loved one or the execution of the perpetrator."

The Marianist Founders and Social Justice

Felipe Melcher, SM, has assembled useful quotes from Marianist sources that pertain to key elements of how Marianists view social justice.
Brother Miguel

Like Jesus, He Gave His Life Protecting His People: Brother Miguel Ángel Quiroga

Brother Miguel (“Michel”) Ángel Quiroga died defending life in Colombia.

A Sociologist Considers the Contributions of Marie Thérèse de Lamourous

Laura M. Leming, FMI, a sociologist at the University of Dayton and a Marianist Sister, highlights Marie Thérèse's "best practices" of social ministry in relation to this Marianist Founder's work with former sex workers at the Miséricorde.

Blessed Jakob Gapp: Social Justice Animator

For Father Jakob Gapp, martyred by the Nazis during World War II, the identification point is social justice. Through his life and actions he sang Mary’s song, the Magnificat, and proclaimed how God lifts up the lowly and casts down the powerful.

Option for the Poor

A “preferential option for the poor” has become a current phrase in the Catholic vocabulary. But its reality is an integral part of the Christian tradition, beginning with the Lord Jesus. Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, reminds us that this christ-like option has been an integral aspect of Marianist life since our very foundation.

Marianist Charism and Our Life/Work Among the Poor

This short read challenges us to consider our solidarity with the poor, no matter how we define the poor, and to respond to injustice with faith as Mary did.

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