Components of living brotherhood

Ministry

Marist Brothers participate in a rich variety of ministries, however our primary focus is given to the education and evangelisation of young people, especially those most in need. Our four key areas of mission involve working with young people in education through schools and universities, youth ministry programs, welfare programs, and solidarity work with local and international Marist ministries.   

Brothers are teachers, school leaders, youth ministers, chaplains, sports coaches, musicians, counsellors, tutors, and social workers. You can find Brothers driving soup vans, lecturing at university, involved in young adult ministry, organising fundraising for the missions, advocating for children’s rights at the United Nations, running camps and retreats, conducting immersion experiences, working in Aboriginal communities, leading young people in prayer, tutoring students falling behind at school, working with the disabled and much more. Whatever their ministry, Brothers devote themselves wholeheartedly with energy and passion, bringing the face of Christ to all they meet.

“All Marists share the same mission: to make Jesus known and loved. As apostles, we passionately centre our lives in Jesus. We allow ourselves to be captivated by him and his gospel. Close to him, we want to form our hearts. Learning from him the ways of the Kingdom, we communicate his message and his way of being and acting through our presence, our words and our deeds.”

— Water From the Rock #135