On January 22, 2011, the Marianist family around the world will begin a year of celebration commemorating the 250th anniversary of our founder, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. The following resources can be found at the World Council of the Marianist Family web-site, www.marianist.org.
- Messages from the Leadership of the four branches of the Marianist Family (Alliance Mariale, Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Marianist Lay Communities and the Society of Mary)
- Prayer for the Chaminade Year
- Chaminade Year Calendar
- Monthly Formation and Prayer resources
- Documents and other Resources
- News and Events (This will be updated through-out the year. All communities are encouraged to send photos and articles of local events and celebrations.)
- Links to other Chaminade Year internet sites around the world
We are grateful to the work of Fr. André Fétis, SM who coordinated the gathering and translating of the Chaminade Year resources. These are available not only in our three official languages (French, English and Spanish), but also in Portuguese, German, Korean, Japanese and Italian. A major feat indeed! A special thank you also goes out to Brother Michael McAward, SM for his creative and diligent work in the design and publication of the Chaminade Calendar and the new look on our www.marianist.org web-site. It is not only lovely to look at, but simple to navigate. Here are the links to the Chaminade Year pages. Please do explore them for your personal and communal use. And, come back often for updates and highlights!