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: Those distant from the Christian faith
Pope Francis
Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.
Pope Francis - July 2017

"Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ —
his faithful and inexhaustible love.

When a Christian becomes sad,
it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus.

But then we must not leave him alone!
We should offer him Christian hope —
with our words, yes, but more with our testimony,
with our freedom, with our joy.

Let us pray that our brothers and sisters
who have strayed from the faith,
through our prayer and witness to the Gospel,
may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life."

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

“Mary was the support of the Church in the beginning and she still is at the end of time.”….the Society of Mary is about a mission beyond the Church to those who do not belong or, let us say, no longer belong to the community of believers. The target of our apostolate is the whole world, not only the Church. Alois Greiler, sm, retreat to US Province.

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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

Link to Marist Youth International, the Society of Mary website specially created for young people whom the Marist Fathers and Brothers share their life and mission.

Link to Marist Fathers City Centre Churches Network Blog


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Call to Action
The Global Catholic Climte Movement

Sign the Laudato Si' Pledge

For the second anniversary of Laudato Si’, we are asking you to take action.

Click here to sign the pledge to live Laudato Si' by praying with and for creation, living more simply, and advocating for our common home.

And after you have signed, help spread the word. Share this video with others or check out our toolkit for ideas to promote the pledge.

Why is climate change
a moral issue?

"You cannot care for
creation if your heart
lacks compassion
for your fellow
human beings."



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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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Society of Mary USA 2017 Calendar
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Caritas State of the Environment 2015-16

Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania 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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