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.

CMSM Media Assembly Statement Release - August 18, 2016
Pope Francis
Paranoia to Metanoia: Courageous Mercy Transforming Violence and Racism

With God's grace we must turn to metanoia. This includes having a "bigger mind and heart" which sees the dignity and the image of God in all persons involved in conflicts.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 5, 2016). The leaders of U.S. Catholic men's religious orders gathered for our national assembly "Rich in Mercy" August 2-5 in Columbus, OH. In our gathering of prayer and reflection, we sensed the deep pain and division again in our nation, as well as elsewhere. In our response, Jesus is our guide. He says, "This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you." (John 15:12)

We are called to love as Jesus loved and to honor those who love in this way: compassionate, empathetic, reconciling, love of friends and perceived enemies, using nonviolent resistance against injustice and violence...

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Pope Francis: Sports, a culture of encounter
Pope Francis
That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world. Pope Francis - August 2016

Bicentenary of the Fourviere Pledge: 23 July 2016
Bicentenary of the Fourviere Pledge

Homily and photos of the Marist Family celebration

The Marist World Prepares To Commemorate
200 Years Of Its Founding Pledge

By Fr. Ted Keating, SM

Early on the morning of July 23, 1816, a group of young men made their way up 800 steps leading to the ancient shrine of Fourvière, in Lyons, France. For more than a year, they had shared intense conversations about a major project they had been encouraging each other to bring to fruition: the foundation of a Religious Congregation totally devoted to Mary, Mother of God.

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Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

Missionaries are to take care to become, through solid virtues, suitable instruments of divine mercies, and this they will bear fruit in the vineyard of the Lord for the sake if their neighbors. 1833 Summary of the Rule, 43

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Marist Thoughts
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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Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Oslo, 21-23 June 2016

The commandment
"Thou shalt not kill"
has absolute value
and applies both
to the innocent
to the guilty.

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

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

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