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.

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

At the request of the Marist Family joint committee preparing the Fourvière celebration,
Fr. Kevin Bates from the province of Australia has written a song to mark the occasion:
"More than Memories".

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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Pope Francis: Human Solidarity
Pope Francis
That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities of the world – opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

"They are to go place to place doing the works of mercy especially to the most neglected, and those who suffer injustice." Marist Constitutions 12

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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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Video Message of
His Holiness Pope Francis

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.

Read Pope Francis' Message on Death Penalty>



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