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

Origins of the Marianist Family: Notes on Marianist History

It reads like a Hollywood thriller--and in fact it includes a DVD, called Where We Were Born--yet it is the essence of our Marianist history, the true story of our origins, filled with moments of joy, betrayal, and uncertainty.

Jalons

A four-volume work that presents the life of William Joseph Chaminade from 1761 to 1816, ending with the foundation of the Society of Mary.

Chaminade Another Portrait (Hardbound)

Vasey, a gifted historian as well as an unabashed champion of Father Chaminade, organizes his text around roles that Father Chaminade had to play in the drama of his life and times.

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.

Last Years of Father Chaminde: 1841-1850

Provides key information on Blessed Chaminade's painful last years.

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.

Spiritual Direction: Chaminade and Chevaux

Explore spiritual direction in early Marianist life.

Confidential Memorandum

The "Confidential Memorandum" is a diatribe full of false assertions used to have Chaminade removed from authority so Roussel, its author, could position himself to assume leadership in the Society of Mary.

Renewal, Fidelity, and Community: The Society of Mary General Chapter of 1981

This video features interviews with some of the brothers and priests from the United States who attended the 1981 General Chapter, as well as photographs and documents from the time during and before the chapter, to tell the story of how the new SM Rule of Life was made.

Online Marianist History Course (Part Three: August-September 2022)

Pay online here for Part Three of the History Course, which covers the foundation of the Marianist religious orders, the maturation of the charism and spirituality, the disappearance of the Bordeaux sodality, and the challenging final years of Father Chaminade's life.

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