Sharing Our Marianist Stories Podcast
Episode Five: Building a Hearth for the World 
(Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams)

Lay Marianists Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams offer their perspective on the Marianist Family as young lay Marianists. Abby is graduating from the University of Dayton in May and Elizabeth graduated last year. Listen to their reflections on how their Hearth Lay Community plans to live out their commitment past graduation, as well as their thoughts on Mary. Recorded during the Marianist Lay Assembly in July 2017.

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Letters of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon 
(2-Volume Set)
by Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon 
Translated by Joseph Roy, SM, Edited by Joseph Stefanelli, SM

In this month's podcast Abby Lisjak and Elizabeth Abrams mention Adèle's letter writing as inspiration for members of  Hearth Community who are at-distance to stay in touch by writing letters to each other.

If you are interested in reading  Letters of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon you can click here to purchase:  Letters of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon (2-Volume Set)

Father Joe Stefanelli, SM, says the number of letters from Adèle was "certainly in the thousands. Of them, only 737 have come down to us." Because her companions in service were scattered over a large geographical area, she developed a system of letter writing. She wrote, "It is not so much the style that should preoccupy us, but rather our own improvement."
We gain insights into Adèle's personality, her spirituality, her deep faith, her mission, and her desire to live for God alone. Although her life was short-she died when not quite 39-Adèle worked diligently to spread the faith to all around her. The primary work of the Daughters of Mary continued to be the development and guidance of young women of the Sodality and the Association. During her life as a religious, she founded convents at Tonneins, Condom, Agen, Arbois, and Bordeaux.

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Marianist Origins: An Anthology of Basic Documents
Translator:  Quentin Hakenewerth, SM
Primary Marianist Documents

Published under the direction of Father Quentin Hakenewerth, SM, with assistance from Father David Fleming, SM, this anthology of early Marianist documents provides today's reader with the spiritual gems from our shared heritage that can be applied to Marianist formation today.

As I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you. Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself, honestly admitting my shortcomings and sins.
As I renew my resolve each day to become a better person, let me hear your voice in the deepest reaches of my heart. Give me rest in you.
Help me to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment.
Stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, I can always turn to you.
Help me develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving, and come closer to you through prayer this Lent.
In your name I pray,


All of us at NACMS wish you a prayerful and blessed Lenten season.


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