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Who We Are

About Us

We, the Marist priests and brothers, are members of the Society of Mary, an international religious congregation in the Catholic Church. We are men called to ‘be’ Mary - thinking, judging, feeling, and acting as Mary in all we do. Marist priests and brothers believe that we have been called by a “gracious choice” into the family of Mary.

The Society of Mary was established in France 1836 by Fr. Jean-Claude Colin and the USA province was established in 1863.

In the USA our ministries are focused on parishes, education, and mission work. Through each of our ministries the Marist priests and brothers, working in unity, live out a concrete spirituality that teaches people how to “taste God” through the spirit of Mary.

Mary’s spirituality teaches us 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.