Dates and events in the life of William Joseph Chaminade -- The Divine inspiration -- A project in gestation -- The project gets underway -- The project is consolidated -- Body and spirit -- The Marianist family -- The Marianist spirit.
v. 1. The Sodality of Bordeaux Congregation de Bordeaux -- v. 2. Notes for conferences and sermons, part 1 -- v. 3. Notes for conferences and sermons, part 2 -- v. 4. Notes for conferences and sermons, part 3 -- v. 5. Development of the religious institutes, the beginnings
In line with a long missionary tradition -- The Missionary Apostolic -- Missionary foundations -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: Report on the steps taken by W. Joseph Chaminade and his ecclesiastical superiors at the Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith in order to obtain the title of Missionary Apostolic (1801) -- Appendix II: Answers to the Seven Questions or Objections usually raised on the new structure of the sodalities of Bordeaux and on the relations between the sodalities and the parishes (1824).
Life of William Joseph Chaminade -- First day: live in the presence of God -- Second day: with Christ, pray without ceasing -- Third day: remain strong in faith -- Fourth day: the meditation of faith -- Fifth day: meditation on the creed -- Sixth day: faith of the heart -- Seventh day: in the heart of God, three and one -- Eighth day: pray with Mary, pray to Mary -- Ninth day: in alliance with Mary -- Tenth day: we are all missionaries -- Eleventh day: confide ourselves to Saint Joseph -- Twelfth day: pray as part of the church -- Thirteenth day: a people of saints -- Fourteenth day: moved by the Spirit -- Fifteenth day: conformity with Jesus Christ
Part one: the Revolutionary setting -- Chaminade, the Church, and the French Revolution -- Chaminade and his ministry in revolutionary Bordeaux -- Chaminade in Exile in Saragossa -- Part two: Chaminade's apostolic intent -- Chaminade's return to Bordeaux, the missionary apostolic -- A new apostolic effort, sodalities -- Part three: engagement with schools -- Foundation of the Society of Mary and the apostolate of schools -- The condition of schools in post-revolutionary France -- Normal schools, a work especially inspired by God -- Part four: Chaminade's spirituality in education -- Chaminade's vision of education -- Chaminade's vision of the teacher -- The French School's influence on Chaminade.