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.

A Reflection on Earth Day (April 22, 2016)
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Pope Francis: Small Farmers
That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for March

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

The Founders were convinced that they were responding to a wish of the Mother of Mercy who sought to be with the Church of these times as she had at its beginning. Marist Constitutions, 2


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We Renew our Call For Prayers In This Dire Situation
ISIS in Syria: Christians Still Held Captive

Syria Christians Held CaptivePlease join the Marists in our intercessory prayer for our Vincentian brothers and sisters who are being held and threatened on the basis of their faith, by ISIS.


Journey with Colin: A doorway to the Marist Project
From Our Founder
Clearing the decks

O God, you who find time for us, allow us to find time for you. You who hold in your hand what has been, what is and what will be, allow us to hold in our hands our dissipated time.

Let us hold the past without being held by it...  READ MORE>



Marist Thoughts Seasonal Reflections

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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Tell House Congressional Leaders Not to Bring
Anti-Refugee Bill
H.R. 4731 to a Vote!

Refugees have no voice, but you do

It is critical that they hear from everyone who supports refugee resettlement.

from the Committee
on Migration of the
United States
Conference of
Catholic Bishops
H.R. 4731 U.S. >


Seasonal Reflections
On Jan. 13, 2016,
Notre Dame des Victoires
Church in San Francisco,
was the site for
"Movements for Migrants,"
a concert benefiting
Syrian refugees.

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Seasonal Reflections

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