Video that narrates the history of the Society of Mary's origins beginning with the birth of founders Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, and Marie Therese de Lamourous. Photography and script: Enrique Aguilera Llovet; produced and distributed by: International Center for Marianist Formation. 34 minutes.
Chronicles of the establishing of the Society of Mary in America, but especially of the House of Nazareth, near Dayton, Ohio (written in 1869 and 1874) -- Chronicles of Nazareth, 1849-1857 (written in 1888) -- Memoirs of the early history of the American Province (written in 1921).
The Madeleine Covent and its church from its origin to the French Revolution -- District of Saint Mary Magdalene, 12th century to 1640 -- Founding of the Convent of the Madelonnettes, 1641-1688 -- Church of the Convent of the Madeleine, 1672-1712 -- Life at the Madeleine, 1688-1789 -- During the French Revolution, 1789-1801 -- The Chapel of the Madeleine, Father Chaminade, and the Marianists from the French Revolution to 1950 -- Slow recovery begins, 1801-1804 -- The Madeleine, Chapel of Father Chaminade, 1804 to 1822 -- Home of the Marian Sodality, 1804-1830 -- Repairs and embellishments, 1826-1890 -- Cessation of the Sodality: expansion of ministries, 1830 to 1900 -- Madeleine Chapel, amputated and disfigured, 1900 to 1909 -- The Madeleine: Father Chaminade's new presence, 1909 to 1950 -- The Chapel of the Madeleine enters its fourth century -- The presence of Saint Mary Magdalene -- Renovation of the Chapel -- Religious works disappear, but the mission continues -- Testimonies and hopes... -- Chapel of the Madeleine: a sanctuary?
The problematic of the French Enlightenment and of the Reconstruction (1750-1850) -- French Enlightenment and the eschatology of the philosophies -- Reconstruction and Christian ideologies -- Reconstruction and William Joseph Chaminade -- The Marianist social system for reconstruction -- Historical and structural frame of reference -- Nature and purposes -- The means -- The organizational plan -- The Marianist spirit -- Conclusion.
"Commissioned by the Marianist National Retreat Committee for the 1999 Annual Retreats, 'Ancestors of Courage' and compiled and designed by the North American Center for Marianist Studies, Dayton, Ohio" -- from verso.
By way of introduction -- Infancy of William Joseph Chaminade -- Mussidan -- The Revolution -- Exile of Blessed Chaminade -- Infancy of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon -- Exile of Adèle. Her First Communion -- Mlle de Lamourous and the Miséricorde -- Blessed Chaminade's Marian Sodality of Lay People -- Little Association of Adèle -- A providential meeting : the little association joins the sodality -- Toward the foundation of the religious orders -- Founding of the Daughters of Mary -- Founding of the Society of May -- Preview : An outline of the first ten years of expansion of the two orders -- Expansion of the Daughters of Mary until the death of Adèle -- First works of the Society of Mary -- Significant history of Saint Remy -- Revolution of 1830 and its consequences -- History of the Constitutions and the Decree of Praise -- Cavalry of the Founder : last years of Blessed Chaminade -- Resignation of Father Chaminade -- Calvary of the Founder : from the Arbitration Decision of 1844 to the General Chapter of 1845 -- Calvary of the Founder : from the General Chapter of 1845 to his death -- Glory of the Founder : his beatification.
"This work is a revision of Our Marianist heritage, published by the Marianist Resources Commission (Monograph Series, Document No. 16, October 1974)."
Our Marianist heritage -- Life of faith -- Jesus Christ -- Mary -- Community -- The Three Offices -- The Three Categories -- The System of Virtues -- The Apostolate -- The Apostolate (part 2).
"Before the three American Marianist provinces were consolidated into one, we often thought of each province as having its own distinctive character molded by the many brave men who founded it, lived and died it, or then made up its present membership. After these provinces became one, several Brothers asked us to write the anecdotes, stories and even the idiosyncrasies of our former St. Louis province before we should lose them. This book is an attempt to do just that"--p. 1.