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Marist Spirituality: An Introduction – Part 4

The Central Marist Motif:  Mary in the Church

The Town of Belley in the Early History of the Society of Mary

Part 1 of 2 Introduction Belley was and is a cathedral town, the see of the Diocese of Belley, now the Diocese of Belley-Ars. Founded as a diocese in the 5th century and disestablished during the French Revolution, it was restored as a diocese in 1823. Tradition has it the Belley became Christian in the […]

First World Marist Laity Conference Madrid 2015

In August Kirsten Sloan and I were privileged to join with 120 Marist Laity in Madrid for a world conference titled “Con Maria Avanamos;” “With Mary we Advance.”  We shared our Marist vision and ways we can move forward with Mary as a Church which renews. Eighteen countries were represented. Huge acknowledgement is needed for […]

Marist Laity Anniversary

Marists celebrate a very special anniversary this month. It’s 180 years since official approval of Laity in the Marist project. Three Papal briefs with indulgences were granted by Pope Gregory XVI on August 12 and 14, 1834. In a quirky set of circumstances laity were granted this approval even though Cardinal Castracane had specifically asked […]

My Name is Written in the Heart of Our Lady

‘Devotion’ covers a much wider and freer area than ‘Liturgy’. When we engage in an act of devotion we can draw on symbols and prayers well beyond those found in the liturgical books of the Church. The interaction between liturgy and devotion in Church History is a fascinating field of study. Liturgy is universal throughout […]