Marist Mission

Disciples of Marcellin Champagnat, Brothers and Laypeople, together in mission, in the Church and in the world, among the young, especially the most neglected, we are sowers of the Good News, with a distinctive Marist style, in schools and in other pastoral and social ministries. We face the future with audacity and hope.

The core of Marcellin Champagnat’s vision of mission was “to make Jesus Christ known and loved”.  He saw education as the way to lead young people to the experience of personal faith and of their vocation as “good Christians and virtuous citizens”.

We share their intuition that “to bring up children properly, we must love them, and love them all equally”.

From this principle flow the particular characteristics of our style of educating: presence, simplicity, family spirit, love of work, and following the way of Mary.  We seek to adopt these attitudes and values as our way of inculturating the Gospel.  It is their sum and their interaction which gives our Marist style its Spirit-inspired originality.

Marist International Mission Commission | Revision of “In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat”