Doing the Work of Mary
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.
CELEBRATE WITH US!
From its founding, the Society of Mary has worked to help the Church reflect the spirit of Mary: gentle, loving humble, relational, inclusive, and merciful. Since coming to the United States 150 years ago, the Marists continue to renew the spirit and mission of the Church as a place of collaboration and true spiritual enrichment.
Because spirituality deals with a person's search for the experience of unity and harmony with the transcendent, the mystery that is God, the Marists in the United States have consistently sought ministries that would bring spiritual enrichment to all people who struggle with the basic needs of all daily living — especially those who have been marginalized in fast-moving or underdeveloped countries.
Over these 150 years, Marist spirituality and the richness of the Marist way of life have touched deeply countless Americans who have craved authentic living in the light of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus. Marists have come to know that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the key to this way of life. Marist founder, Fr. Jean-Claude Colin, gifted with insight by the Spirit, opened up this treasure for all those who wish to experience it though living the Marist way.
As we move through our 150th anniversary in the U.S., we will reflect on the many lives that have been brought closer to the spirit of God. Please join us here in celebrating our 150th anniversary.
Explore with us
the ways Mary
our lives and
inspire us to
care for others.
Marist Father Frank McKay, S.M. once remarked that God has designed each creature for the environment in which it lives.
God has designed Marists as well for the environment in which they live. Look around you. What kind of a world is it in which we, professed and lay Marists, are living and called to serve? Frank McKay suggests it is one, at least in part, marked by confusion, ignorance,
Our call as Marists is to reach out to those who live in darkness and doubt and offer them the reassuring face of Christ.
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