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.

Pope Francis: End to Child-Soldiers
Pope Francis
That the scandal of child‐soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Pope Francis - December 2016

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.

Please Enjoy our “Sembrando Alegria” Slideshows

World Day of Migrants and Refugees • Jan. 15, 2017
Bicentenary of the Fourviere Pledge

World Day: Migrant and Refugee “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless”
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

"...on the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families."

Seasonal Reflections
Seasonal Reflections

Then freed from slavery to self-love and self-interest, you will become instruments of the great mercies of God toward sinners.  Colin, Circular Letter, 1842

Read Our Marist Advent Reflection>


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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the ways Mary
can transform
our lives and
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care for others.

JP Alert
from the Conference of
Major Superiors of Men

Criminal Justice Reform Decision
Criminal Justice Reform Decision

The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will be deciding whether to bring the criminal justice reform bills up for a vote this September.

Our interfaith coalition is organizing for our networks to contact our representatives urging them to have this vote before the elections.

There is agreement that our criminal justice system does not work, breaks families and communities, and costs the taxpayer far too much!

If these vital reforms
come to the floor
we would see
meaningful change in
the lives of thousands—
and set the tone
to help millions
in the future.

your Representative and
urge them to vote on
and support these bills.


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Fourviere Pledge

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Star BulletTake Five  (Dec. 2016)
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     (updated Nov. 2016)
Star BulletNotre Dame Puts Its Faith into Action
Star BulletCaritas State of the Enivronment for Oceania 2015-16 Launched
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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)


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New Zealand,
and Canada.

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