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.

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February

"That we may take good care of creation - a gift freely given - cultivating and protecting it for future generations."

February 2016. The Pope Video: Care for Creation.
For the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer -

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Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

Society of Mary US Province, doing the work of Mary in this world; Like the first missioners.... they proclaim the Good News of God's mercy to those most in need.  Marist Constitutions, 92

Lent is a time for reflection and stillness, a time for pondering
as Mary must have done on the extraordinary events
of her Son's Passion, Death and Resurrection.
We hope that you will find these readings and reflections
from Marist Way England helpful on your journey.



Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February
We Renew our Call For Prayers In This Dire Situation
ISIS in Syria: Christians Still Held Captive

Syria Christians Held CaptivePlease join the Marists in our intercessory prayer for our Vincentian brothers and sisters who are being held and threatened on the basis of their faith, by ISIS.


Journey with Colin: A doorway to the Marist ProjectFrom Our Founder
Living as brothers

The individual is a totality and a totality is nothing at all. What can we do to make it something? In this fragmented kingdom of the I-me, how can we enliven or reawaken the we, which is more than just hot air, thus allowing each of us to breathe?



Marist Thoughts Seasonal Reflections

Marists are known for being engaged in the world around them and for being deeply involved in the lives of the people they serve. But did you know that they are also known for being a community of prayer and that everything they do comes from prayer?

Marist founder, Jean-Claude Colin, often spoke about the need for Marists to nourish and sustain their spiritual life through prayer, contemplation of God's word, examination of conscience, and spiritual reading so as to discern the inner movement of their heart and the hearts of others. He reminded them that fidelity to the spirit of prayer and to prayer itself is one of their first duties. It is from that prayer that they, like Mary,give birth to the Word of God.



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Syrian Refugee Crisis

Refugees are Welcome

As men who follow the way of Mary, we tread humbly into situations where we can clear a path for God's mercy.

We view the Syrian refugee problem as a situation needing deep human understanding and mercy.

Please join us as we insist that America, a nation of immigrants, look compassionately on the plight of all asylum seekers regardless of their places of origin.


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