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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Music Note

Er lebe hoch

A custom of long standing at Marianist celebrations is the singing of the "Er Lebe Hoch," a German toasting song. Find out more about this song's connection to the Marianists.

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.

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