June 2021
In this newsletter we have information about this year's MSP 2.0 Marianist Prayer: Listening, Pondering, and Responding program with a link to apply. We also have a new podcast to share, featuring Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, and a link to Marianist Family quotes you may find useful.
All of us at NACMS hope you are enjoying your summer and that you have opportunities to visit family and friends you haven't been able to see in person for awhile.
“In the Marianist Family, a tradition of prayer exists. In it we teach, and we learn to pray, and in it we are enriched and make progress in prayer. The family is composed of a group of believers and prayers. We have a vibrant tradition of prayer. We have had, and we still have, mentors in prayer; we take care to have places of prayer, and we develop proposals for paths of prayer. In a word, we have a life of prayer which can be identified, and which must be cared for and shared because it is the heart of our best Marianist tradition." (Enfleshing the Word, Enrique Aguilera, SM, and José María Arnaiz, SM, p. 33)
The topic for MSP 2.0 2021/22 Marianist Prayer: Listening, Pondering, and Responding feels especially relevant at this moment. As we emerge from this pandemic, we may be asking ourselves how can Marianist Prayer help us be stronger people of faith?  How is God calling us to offer the gift of Marianist Prayer to the Church as the world is changed and changing? Join us as we explore how Marianist Prayer transforms us, our community, the Church and the world.
For more information click here.
To apply click here.
Questions: Contact Patti Gehred, NACMS Program Coordinator, at
In this episode, Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss one of the few writings we have by Marie Thérèse: an act of self-offering she wrote to God in 1797, signed in her own blood. This document details how Marie Therese offered herself as a "victim in expiation of the crimes of the Revolution." We talk about what this self-offering meant, what the crimes of the Revolution were, and how, despite Marie Thérèse's courage and (seeming) fearlessness, she actually struggled a great deal with anxiety and self-doubt.To listen click here.
Have you found yourself in a pinch and needing a quote from a Marianist founder or scholar? We have just the document to help you out. "Marianist Family Quotes" is a resource for personal use or use in a communal setting, such as a classroom or parish. This series is comprised of three electronic files and covers the Marianist Founders, social justice, and the Marianist charism. Click here for this free, downloadable resource we think you'll use again and again.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing,
I adore you, I love you and with a lively sorrow for my sins.
I offer you this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.
Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs,
your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
Within your heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying,
Heart of Jesus, help me.
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