The Grain of Wheat

As we continue reducing stock The Grain of Wheat by Quentin Hakenewerth will be on sale from April 18 - May 1 for the discounted price of $5.00. If you are looking for a gentle and spiritual way to discover the "System of Virtues" this book is perfect for your Marianist library. 

"The Grain of Wheat is meant for anyone who wants to grow in virtue and develop an effective personality for dealing with the daily challenges of life. It begins with what is within the scope of everyone and moves gradually to what is totally within the power of the Holy Spirit." Sale Price: $5.00

To purchase this book click here or call our office at (937)429-2521. 
Marianist Studies Online Courses

NACMS offers a unique opportunity to form your Marianist identity and build community from anywhere at any time. We've partnered with the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton to bring you a variety of online courses in Marianist Studies that will nourish your spirit. Now you can share the Marianist charism in a Virtual Learning Community.

Here are our  three-week seminars offered from April 23 - May 13 ( register now until April 20):

Marianist Studies: Three OfficesBased on a talk by Joseph Stefanelli, SM, this course reminds us the Three Offices are more than an ingenious organizational tool for Marianist communities; we are also called to work together to be Christ on earth.

Marianist Studies: Virtues for MissionReflect on prayerful and practical ways to incorporate the virtues of Jesus into our daily lives and utilize the virtues to open ourselves to the grace of the Holy Spirit and the presence of Mary.

To register click here.
Note: When asked for "Diocesan Partner" please choose "The North American Center for Marianist Studies" to get the discounted price of $40.00

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Gehred at [email protected].

New on the NACMS' Webpage

We invite all of you to frequently to check out our  webpage to see new articles, publications, and prayers such as:

This handbook is a key resource exploring the historical trends related to the origins of Marianist life and its development. Compiled and created by Lawrence J. Cada, SM, and Carol Ramey, it is a one-stop shop for historically-rich content on the origins and historical markers along the Marianist journey.

In "A Witness of Love," Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, nFMI, writes: "This message of radical love is at the root of nonviolence in the Christian tradition . . . it is central to the lives of four correspondents, William Joseph, Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton."

Through prayer and reflection, break open key elements of lay Marianist life with a series of FREE "Talking Points" related to five documents produced by the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO/MLC)--including alliance with Mary, community, and mission.

Thank you for reading.

Wishing you many blessings as your Lenten journey leads you to a joyous Easter Season.

The NACMS' Staff

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