March 2021
Keep reading to discover information regarding Lenten Reflections by Father Chaminade, Lenten Meditations by Sr. Gabrielle Bibeau, our newest podcast, and to register for our April Online Reading Group.
When we talk about the System of Virtues we often focus on the "Five Silences" within the Preparation Virtues. On April 13, 20, and 27 (2 PM ET) we will read portions of Growing in the Virtues and take a deep dive into the Purification and Consummation Virtues.
To join the conversation click here by April 6.
To purchase Growing in the Virtues click here. Purchasing by March 14 will ensure a timely delivery.
Feel free to contact Patti Gehred at for further information.
Brothers Timothy Phillips, SM, and Kelvin Maona, SM, have developed a Lenten daily reflection related to the wisdom of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. May the fruits of our two brothers from the Region of East Africa and the thoughts of our Blessed Founder enrich your Lenten journey.
To read click here.
Similar to our popular Advent podcasts, Sr. Gabrielle Bibeau has created a series of meditations for Lent. Each podcast features a Scripture reading, Marianist reading, and guided reflection, all related to a Lenten theme.
We hope these podcasts supplement your life of prayer, fasting, and service this Lent. Sit back, relax, and enjoy spending time with your God.
To listen click here.
In our latest episode, "Does Your Cow Give Milk?", Patti Gehred and Sr. Gabrielle Bibeau discuss one of Blessed Adele's letters written to the director of one of the community's houses. This letter is a great window into the final years of Adele's life and the strength of her leadership. Patti and Sr. Gabby discuss the challenges the Marianist Sisters faced at this time, the tensions that existed between the Sisters and Father Chaminade, and the humor that is part of daily life in community. It's an interesting conversation that is sure to be informative whether you know a little or a lot about Blessed Adele. To listen click here.
Glorious St. Joseph, 
model of all those who are devoted to labour, 
obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, 
putting the call of duty above my many sins; 
to work with thankfulness and joy, 
considering it an honour to employ and develop, 
by means of labour, 
the gifts received from God; 
to work with order, 
peace, prudence and patience, 
never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; 
to work, above all, 
with purity of intention, 
and with detachment from self, 
having always death before my eyes 
and the account which I must render of time lost, 
of talents wasted, 
of good omitted, 
of vain complacency in success 
so fatal to the work of God. 
All for Jesus, 
all for Mary, 
all after thy example, 
O Patriarch Joseph. 
Such shall be my motto in life and death.

(Artwork: Fr. Donald Calloway)
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