The five pillars of the Marist Way of life are:
Expression of the Pillars
Prayer is expressed and defined in many ways. The Marists exercise one added ritual of prayer – they say 3 “Hail Marys” and the “Sub Tuum” upon waking and retiring every day.
Fellowship/Community helps build a
common approach toward spirituality. The features of the Marist spirit are kept alive to the extent individuals connect to the men and women who belong to the body of Marists.
Education has a two-fold meaning. Education refers to a commitment to teaching by Marists, especially for young people. Education also refers to the growing interest in Marist communities to know the history and spirituality of the Society of Mary
Service is giving. Service is an essential part of “being Marist.”
Vocations means to listen closely to what God is calling us to be - even to religious life. The Marist Way focuses especially on vocations to religious life and laity within the Society of Mary.