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: Help persecuted Christians
Pope Francis
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Pope Francis - March 2017

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

May our most sweet mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, favor and increase this part of her well-beloved family! How desirable it would be to gather the whole world together under her banner, for her honor and the salvation of souls! Jean-Claude Colin in Draft T.O.M. Constitutions. 1875.

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Sowing the Joy of Fourvière in Brownsville, Texas
Pope Francis
Dare to dream in 'Cameron’ at San Felipe de Jesús in Brownsville, Texas

Sowing the Joy of Fourviere in Brownsville, Texas

From this promise two hundred years ago many Marist congregations were born. There are now many Marist Laity all over the world and many Marist projects including the humble Marist parish of San Felipe de Jesús in Cameron Park, Brownsville, Texas on the southern border of the United States with Mexico.

On the 6th of July we began celebrating — 210 people: 120 children and 90 youth celebrated the promise and the dream of Fourvière with "Sembrando Alegria" "Sowing Joy," the joy of Fourvière. This program began with a three-day orientation for the youth in which they prepared to run the two-week program with children.

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Society of Mary USA 2017 Calendar
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Star BulletStatement of Identity 
Star BulletBrother Robert Sokolowski Honored with Papal Award
Star BulletDorothy Day, A Light for Justice
Star BulletBicentenary of the
Fourviere Pledge

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Star BulletTake Five  (March 2017)
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Star BulletCaritas State of the Enivronment for Oceania 2015-16 Launched
Star BulletVocation Week in Atlanta
Star BulletMarists Around the Globe
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Laudato Si’ Study & Action Guide for Individuals & Small Groups

Laudato Si' Study
& Action Guide for
Individuals & Small Groups
(Download PDF)

Caritas State of the Environment 2015-16

Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2015-16
(Download PDF)



We in the
USA Province
are part of a
with provinces
in Australia,
Europe, Mexico,
New Zealand,
and Canada.


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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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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