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ERIC Number: EJ1005977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Society of Mary: Marianists
Habjan, John
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n2 p198-217 Dec 2007
The Society of Mary's ministry in education needs to be placed in the context of the Marianist family. The Marianist family is comprised of men and women who are religious brothers, sisters, and priests and vowed and non-vowed members of Marianist lay communities. The implementation of the Marianist mission is the result of the collaboration among all members of the Marianist family. To understand why members of the Society of Mary (male vowed religious) are involved in education, it is helpful to know the founding story and the vision of William Joseph Chaminade, Marie Therese de Lamourous, and Adele de Batz de Trenquelleon. This article traces the development of the religious community by looking at the lives of these three founding members, the cultural and political influences that accompanied them, and their eventual focus on educational ministry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Spain; United States