“Mary’s apostolic mission is to form all persons into the most perfect conformity with the God-Man Christ, her Son.”
-Blessed William Joseph Chaminade


The Marianists

The Marianist Family
The Marianist family is made of Catholic brothers, priests, sisters and committed lay people around the world. All Marianists look to Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the model of discipleship. They share in her mission of bringing the message of Jesus to the world.

Society of Mary (brothers and priests)
The Society of Mary was founded in France in 1817 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Almost 500 Marianist brothers and priests comprise the Province of the United States. They serve in communities and ministries from Honolulu to Puerto Rico and in Eastern Africa, India, Ireland, Mexico, Nepal and the Philippines. In the United States, Marianists sponsor the University of Dayton in Ohio, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Chaminade University of Honolulu, 18 high schools, seven parishes and four retreat centers.

Daughters of Mary Immaculate (sisters)
The Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (the Marianist Sisters), founded in 1816 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, is a religious family especially dedicated to Mary. The Marianist Sisters are present in Dayton, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and in Rome, Italy.

Lay Marianists
Lay Marianists are present throughout the United States. They are lay people who have a special devotion to the Marianist Family spirit and are consciously connected with Marianist Family groupings in their local area or beyond.

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