A Shared Mission

As Brothers and Lay Marists, we try to develop a quality of communion that allows families, religious communities and other forms of community living to become homes where the young are helped to mature, where we take care of those aging, and are especially kind to the weak; places where we forgive one another and heal wounds, where we joyfully celebrate the life we share together.
— Water From the Rock #110

Today, Lay Marists have discovered that the spirituality that stems from Marcellin Champagnat and the early community of Brothers, resonates strongly with them as a way of bringing the gospel to life. Women and men who find that their faith journey, and way of knowing and relating to God, continues to be shaped, defined and energized by Marist values and characteristics. Men and women who, like Mary, are open to God;'s spirit in their life and respond by finding ways to bring the Good News to young people.

This partnership between Brothers and Lay Marists is being expressed in new forms of ministry and community and is one where all Marists realise that our respective vocations are mutually enhanced by our sharing of life, spirituality and mission. We see this as God’s initiative and rejoice that so many people desire to live Marcellin’s spirit.