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May 2018 NACMS Newsletter
This month's newsletter will be focused on preparing for the upcoming beatification of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon on June 10, 2018 in Agen, France.

Continue reading to discover links to articles regarding the life of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon on our webpage, news and updates from the Marianist Sisters regarding this special event, and details about our May book sale.
Author: Joseph Stefanelli, SM

Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, writes a brief-yet-encompassing story of the intriguing life of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon. Adèle’s biography takes the reader from her early years as the child of wealthy aristocrats to her shared work [the formation of the Daughters of Mary] with Marie Thérèse de Lamourous and William Joseph Chaminade, to her untimely death at age 38. It concludes with a brief statement of the mission of today’s Daughters of Mary as they continue Adèle’s work in the modern world.

Sale price: $4.00 - now through May 31, 2018.

Click here to listen to an excerpt.
Click here to purchase.
Prayer Book Submissions
Got Prayer?

Attention modern mystics, music makers, and prayer-filled pilgrims, NACMS is seeking your help with a new prayer project. We are creating a new prayer resource, and we want your help. (Our apologies for the abundance of alliteration, but we wanted to make a pronounced point!)

Seeking Prayers
If you have written original Marianist or Marian prayers or music, please send them to NACMS. We are creating a new version of our popular The Marianist Family Prayer Book , and we welcome your contributions.

Prayer material may include Marianist-inspired prayers or songs pertaining to our holy Marianist forbearers/founders, Marian and Marianist feast days, Mary, community, or various life stages and situations viewed through a Marianist lens (such as family, elderly, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice).

Submissions can be—but are not limited to— praise, intercessions, contemplation and meditation, feast days, dedication/commitment, and lamentations.

Material submitted must consist of original content or a contemporary adaptation of current Marianist contents, such as a new wording for The Three O’clock Prayer or Marianist prayers of dedication.

Music submissions must include both lyrics and musical notation.
Note : All material must comply with US copyright law.

R eview
A panel of Marianist experts will review submissions and make recommendations to NACMS for prayers to include in the new prayer book. The panel is comprised of the following people:

·  Margy Lisjak: Office of Spirituality for MLC-NA
·  Sister Laura Leming: Office of Spirituality for the Marianist Sisters (USA)
·  Father Dave McGuigan, Representative for the Office of Spirituality for the
Society of Mary, USA.

Submission is not a guarantee of publication.
Deadline and Submissions
Submissions must be received by Sunday, July 22. Email all material to Dan Jordan, , or mailed to Dan at the NACMS office.

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Dayton, Ohio 45430-1083
We have created a special resource page on our website in anticipation of the beautification of Adèle.
Resources include:
Join Clotilde Fernández del Pozo, FMI, as she examines "time" through the eyes of Adèle and the words of Pope Francis.
Using the words of Adèle and Pope Francis, Sister Blanca Jamar, FMI, has crafted a resource for reflection and prayer as we prepare for Adèle's beatification.
Click here for more.

NACMS Office Closed
June 18-22
NACMS will be hosting a workshop for our MSP 2.0 participants from June 18-22 so will not be holding office hours during that week. Our bookstore will be open on our website, so you will be able to make book purchases.
Photo Contest: Looking at the World With Adèle’s Eyes

On the occasion of the beatification of Adele de Batz de Trenquelléon, the Marianist Sisters have announced a Photography Contest. Click here for details. (Deadline for submissions is May 25, 2018).
North American Center for Marianist Studies
Dayton, OH 45430'

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