Chaminade Park, at Mount St.
John. Photo by Jack
What does the “Marianist”
in MEEC’s name mean? The Marianist Family is
an international Catholic community of religious
priests, brothers, sisters, and lay men and women who live their Christian life
as Mary did, open to God's loving action, responsive to the Spirit's invitation,
and willing to be a dynamic participant in Jesus’ mission.
Like Mary and with Mary, we
form Christ within us and embody Christ in our world and in our times. We cry
out for justice, stand with the suffering, pray at times of great uncertainty
for discernment and for the courage to go out to do “ whatever he tells us.”
The Marianist Family was
founded in France at the end of the French revolution by
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade,
Adele de Batz de Trenquelleon, and
Marie Therese de Lamourous.
The Marianist Family in North America is comprised of the
The Society of Mary
The Daughters of Mary Immaculate
The Marianist Lay Network of North America
Other Marianist Links
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative
works to strengthen the
combined efforts of lay and religious members of the Marianist Family in
educating and acting for social justice.
North American Center for Marianist Studies seeks to help the Marianist
Family grow in understanding, appreciating, sharing and developing its heritage
and its place in the Church today.
World Council of the Marianist Family represents Marianists around the