Society of Marists
Doing the Work of Mary
Marists are men and women who strive to live the Gospel the way Mary lived it. We are scattered to the four corners of the world but united in one heart and one mind under the patronage of Mary, the mother of Jesus. We gather into religious congregations and lay movements: The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, the Marist Sisters, the Marist Brothers, the Priests and Brothers of the Society of Mary, and many lay groups of Marist inspiration.

Today, we continue in the venture to renew the spirit and mission of the Church as a place of collaboration and true spiritual enrichment.

We invite you to discover that true strength is found in gentleness. Marist spirituality invites us to embrace this liberating truth, which comes to us from the heart of God, by following Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Like Mary, we too can hear the gentle rhythms of the grace of God in our lives by making our own her manner of thinking, judging, feeling, and acting.

    Mary's way is a direct path to the divine heart of mercy.

Response to Executive Order on Refugees
Bicentenary of the Fourviere Pledge

President and Vice President of the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops Stand in Defense of All Faiths
in Response to Executive Order on Refugees

January 30, 2017

"When did we see you a stranger and welcome you?"
Matthew 25:38

U.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsWASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, have issued the following joint statement regarding the recent executive order on the new refugee policy announced by President Trump this past Friday. President Trump's executive order suspends the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days. The order also indefinitely stops the admission of Syrian refugees and for 90 days, bars individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The full joint statement begins:

Over the past several days, many brother bishops have spoken out in defense of God's people. We are grateful for their witness. Now, we call upon all the Catholic faithful to join us as we unite our voices with all who speak in defense of human dignity.

Pope Francis: Youth
Pope Francis
For young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world.
Pope Francis - April 2017

I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you aim high. Is that true, or am I wrong?

Don't leave it to others to be the protagonists of change. You, young people, are the ones who hold the future!

I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world. It is a challenge, yes it is a challenge. Do you accept it?

Pray with me that young people may respond generously to their own vocation and mobilize for the great causes of the world.

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

In the Third Order, Mary extends her arms to every age, sex, condition, degree, shade of meaning which can be found in souls. – Fr. Denis-Joseph Maîtrepierre SM. “Overview of the Origin of the S.M.” 1853.

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Latino Community at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Pope Francis
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25: 35

Latino Dance Troupe performs at the 10th Anniversary of the Latino Community at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

On February 19th Our Lady of the Assumption parish (OLA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the beginning of its ministry within the Latino Community. The celebration began with a beautiful Eucharist presided by Joel Grissom SM with pastor Jim Duffy SM and Marist Provincial Paul Frechette SM assisting, which was followed by a colorful supper for 300 prepared and served by the Latino community. The participants were entertained by two Latino musical bands and a dance troupe.

It was a great opportunity to recognize and give thanks to God for the different ways the Marist community has responded to the needs of the Atlanta's Spanish-speaking population. From the beginning of its work in the United States in 1863, the Society of Mary has served the immigrant community and minorities. Following the spirit of Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Marist community has created ministries that bring spiritual enrichment especially to those who have been marginalized.

Please Enjoy our Celebration Slideshow


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Laudato Si’ Study & Action Guide for Individuals & Small Groups

Laudato Si' Study
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Caritas State of the Environment 2015-16

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Marist Thoughts

We are told that the early Christian communities
were one in mind and heart,

and held all things in common.

The communities were places
of prayer filled with the
Spirit of Christ, where people
gathered in peace and in
reconciliation, justice and joy.
They were places where one
might find understanding,
acceptance, and mercy.

The very attributes
ascribed to the early
Christian communities
are the very values
all Marists are called
to live today.

Wherever they may minister,
be it in schools or parishes,
colleges or hospitals, missions
or shrines, you will find them of
one mind and one heart,
living the Gospel of
Jesus Christ.

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