January 2023
Happy New Year! NACMS has hit the ground running in 2023. Keep scrolling to see all the upcoming programs and resources we are offering, such as a new round of the Online Marianist History Course, a presentation by Sr. Franca Zonta FMI as part of our NACMS Focuses on the Magnificat Series; and a Marianist Heritage Virtual Tour on NACMS social media at the end of this month.
On Saturday, January 28th, Sr. Franca Zonta, the former Superior General of the Marianist Sisters, will share her reflections and wisdom on the important place of the Magnificat in the life and prayer of Marianists. This program will include a presentation and time for Q&A.
This is a FREE program! TOMORROW is the deadline to register, which you can do online by clicking here.

Click here to view the rest of the programs in the NACMS Focuses on the Magnificat series.

"This was SUCH a wonderful highlight of my year."
-Erica Duarte, Marianist LIFE National Coordinator

"This class was more than informative, it was inspirational too. It showed the many ways that Fr. Chaminade struggled with similar challenges to the ones we face today."
-Nancy Woeste, Lay Marianist
Now registering for Part One, beginning Feb. 28. Click here to see the class meeting times and to register online by February 14.

The Online Marianist History Course is an introduction to the history of the Marianist Family spanning pre-Revolutionary France through the death of Father Chaminade. This course is adapted from the Marianist History Course that is offered to novices in formation with the Marianist Brothers and Sisters. The content of the course is the same; we have simply adapted it for an online format. In the Online Marianist History Course, students will have bi-weekly classes via Zoom with an instructor. Students are also required to complete reading assignments and to post on an online class message board. You can read more answers to frequently asked questions about the Online Marianist History Course by clicking here.

Email Gabrielle Bibeau at if you have any questions or difficulty registering.
Keep an eye on NACMS social media for daily virtual tours of key Marianist foundation sites between January 23rd and February 2nd. You can follow along by adding "NACMS Ned" as a friend on Facebook or by following NACMS on Instagram @nacms_marianist. We will also be posting these on our website after the 2nd. We hope these short slideshows/videos will be inspiration and informative during this Founders month!
Registration forms for each program will become available several weeks before the program date. For more information contact Patti Gehred at
Prayer for the New Year
Lord, You make all things new
You bring hope alive in our hearts
And cause our Spirits to be born again
Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds.
Come and kindle in us
A mighty flame
So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name.
North American Center for Marianist Studies
Dayton, OH 45430-1083

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