As an instrument of written evangelisation, an in-house publishing company stands at the service of the SJM: the so-called "SJM-Verlag". Its special focus lies in the offering of good literature for children, young people and families. Alongside the publication of first-editions, the publishing-house republishes good books that are out of print, thus making them available to a wider audience. For more detailed information, you can visit directly the homepage of the SJM-Verlag.
The magazine "The Call of the King" has beeen published each quarter since 2002 for all friends and interested parties of the Congregation. The unusual name of the journal is taken from Spiritual Exercises, where St. Ignatius pictures Christ as King, calling all believers to participate in the extension of His Kingdom. The aim of the journal is just this. It wants to carry the call of the King to all the world. The content of the magazine is wide-ranging. It contains articles on current issues of faith, in-depth articles on systematic themes, tips for everyday life, the depiction of lives of the saints, and finally reports on news from the Congregation of the Servants of Jesus and Mary. The current issue of the journal can be found on the Downloads page.
The Call of the King can be obtained free of charge. Just send a short message by mail or by email.
One of the characteristics of the spirituality of the SJM is the personal consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. What the members of the order have experienced themselves as a powerful help for their own lives, ought to be passed on to other faithful. Therefore the SJM works on the furthering of consecration to Mary. In this way, a large community of young people and adults has formed over the years who have deliberately consecrated their lives to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. For the internal cohesion of this community, regular newsletters are sent with fresh impetus for the spiritual life. The newsletters can be easily ordered by email or by post.
Two series of apologetic articles have so far arisen out of conversations and catechesis with young people: KIK – (“Catholic Caught in the Crossfire”) and The Exegete. The articles give a response to current criticisms of the Catholic Faith in the shortest possible form. The two series are freely available on the internet. For a list of topics including the text, click here.
Fr. Hönisch had worked not only for the religious formation of youth, but also recognised how important it is for a young person to have a sense of the beautiful and the best of culture - as a positive counterweight to the often decadent environment in which adolescents live. That's why he founded various singing and instrumental groups in order to provide an opportunity to young people to actively make music themselves - be it in the field of folk music, in the field of classical music or the songs of the scout movement.Against this background it was almost self-evident that some members of the order would busy themselves with a recording studio and eventually found one of their own: Ars in Aures. With this work, the artistic and cultural development of youth groups is supported. Meanwhile, the studio has a wide range of the most diverse CDs on offer. More information can be found here.