"Things Marianist" is the title of short publications examining different topics and aspects of the Marianist charism and Marianist life.
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"Who Started All This, Anyhow?" This is an easy-to-read history of the three people the Marianist Family call "the Founders." The lives and contributions of William Joseph Chaminade, Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, and Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon are highlighted. Readers can grasp the story of each and find reference material for more historical detail and context.
"Who Makes Up the Marianist Family?" This pamphlet shows the variety of ways and states of life available to those interested in the Marianist spirit. It presents the lay groups and communities, the religious institutes, and specialized groups formed around ministries. This issue is also available in Spanish.
"Who Are the Marianist Saints?" The Marianist approach to holiness is explored in this issue. The lives of Chaminade, the other four Marianist Blesseds, Mary, and our Founders are shown as models for us to follow. Marianists espouse the importance of doing ordinary things with an extraordinary love and living out our baptismal call in today's world.
"What is the Marianist Tradition of Prayer?" How did Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Founder of the Marianist Family, teach people to pray? There are many prayer traditions within the Church, so what makes prayer Marianist? Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, examines these questions and Chaminade's method of prayer in "What is the Marianist Tradition of Prayer?" Areas examined in this issue include prayer of the heart and the five "tools" of Chaminade's methodology of prayer.
"What Do You Mean Community is a Gift and a Task?" Using an international lay document on community as a basic template, Moyer examines the origins of Marianist community and its interwoven nature to the life of Jesus and Mary. She reminds us that community is both a safe place for maturation and fellowship and a Gospel challenge to be shared with the world.
"Setting a Marianist Table" This is a script groups can follow to present, in a visual and creative way, the characteristics of Marianist spirituality. The simple, everyday action of setting a table for a family meal provides symbols to explain aspects of Gospel living we as Marianists have been called to make especially vivid in the Christian community. Readers may use the script in a group or just read through it, allowing their imaginations to furnish the experience and the meanings.
"How Are the Three Offices Like an Orchestra." It’s been said that life is an unforgettable opera: one filled with moments, some positive and some not, that help build character along the way. But perhaps for Marianists a better image is that of an orchestra: different sounds that blend well together to build an outward sense of Christ in and for the world.