The Marianist Founders

In May of 2024, our retreat center hosted a three-part series on the three founders of the Marianist family: Blessed Father William Joseph Chaminade, Venerable Marie Therese de Lamourous, and Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon (also known by her religious name Mary of the Conception). We hope you enjoy these informative and inspirational videos that teach us not only who these amazing people were, but also what they have to teach us today!

In our first session, Father George Cerniglia, SM shares about Blessed Father William Joseph Chaminade.

In our second session, Father Sean Downing, SM inspires us with great insight into the mission of Venerable Marie Therese de Lamourous.

In our third session, Brother Jesse O’Neill, SM will be sharing with us the historical and modern-day influence of Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon.

This session will take place LIVE here at our retreat center on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, and we promise to record it and post the YouTube video here shortly thereafter!