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: April-May 2021)

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.

Celebrating Father David Fleming's Legacy

In honor of Fr. Dave's legacy and contribution to Marianist scholarship, we would like to highlight some of the articles, circulars, and books that he has written over the years.
Robert K. Moriarty, SM

Mission & Charism: "Reimagining the Dream," a Marianist Missionary Narrative for the Twenty-First Century

According to Robert K. Moriarty, SM, "As Marianists in the United States take stock these days of our contemporary situation and our future prospects, we hear calls for the development of a 'common missionary vision' or 'new missionary narrative' for the years ahead. 'Mission & Charism' offers itself as a contribution for this developing conversation among us. The focus on the missionary is key."

200 Years of Marianist Education

See these resources and information from the Society of Mary's General Administration that inform and commemorate 200 years of Marianist education.

Landscape: A History of Mount St. John

In Landscape: A History of Mount St. John, Brother Donald Geiger, SM, takes the reader on a historical journey of this beloved Marianist sacred space. In words and in pictures Brother Don charts how the Mount has “developed” as apostolic needs have shifted. From a firsthand perspective, Brother Don, a plant biologist, also tells the story of how parts of this beautiful landscape became protected land.

Relations Between the Institute of the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary

The article explores the troubled relationship between the Daughters of Mary and the Society of Mary, following Blessed Chaminade's death.

Relations Between the Society of Mary and the Daughters of Mary

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, explores the healing process that took place in response to divisions which developed between the Daughters of Mary and Society of Mary after the death of Blessed Chaminade.

History of the Gold Ring in the Society of Mary

The gold ring was introduced into the Society of Mary from the very beginning.
Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Educational Traditions of the Society of Mary

Brother Joseph J. Panzer's popular 1965 dissertation examines the history and educational methods of the Society of Mary. This is a classic text on Marianist education.

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