The Society of Mary’s unique mission is derived from the aims and efforts of the Marists, but depends on the cooperation of so many others who believe in what the Society of Mary stands for and wish to promote its way of living a Marian life in an active, apostolic context.
The following first principles will help shape your understanding and journey into a Marist “way of life.”
Marist School will not remain “Marist” without a stable Marist community. Students, faculty, parents and alumni are called to maintain a stable “Marist” community within Marist School, with or without Marist priests. Some may be called to “associate” with the Marist priests in advancing the School’s mission and the Society of Mary’s mission in the world. Others may be called to become “lay Marists” committing themselves.
The mission of the Marist Way is the formation and development of laity and religious in the spirit of the Society of Mary, embracing a life of prayer, learning, service, fellowship and vocational development.