Friday 25th May, 2018

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Our worldwide Marist community commenced in 1817 in France when French priest, Marcellin Champagnat established his small community. Today we strive to continue to live St Marcellin's vision of educating young people in the way of Mary. We look forward to sharing our journey with you.

John McMahon

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Recent Marist Events in Australia

2014  Establishment of the Association of St Marcellin Champagnat

2012  Relaunching of the Marist Brothers' Province of Australia

         Between 1948 and 2012 there were two Marist Provinces in Australia,
         the  Sydney and Melbourne Provinces 

2010 Formation of Marist Schools Australia

22nd General Chapter

The Marist Brothers held their 22nd General Chapter in Columbia in 2017.  It adopted a 'U Process' as a way of establishing goals for the Institute for the next eight years.  Br Maurice Berquet represents the process diagrammatically below.

 Source: Présence Mariste  No 295, April 2018 p.15

Source: Présence Mariste  No 295, April 2018 p.15

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New Books We Like

Dawn of the Word in Silence  The Adventures of the Marist Brothers in China (2017) by Spes Stanley Ku.

History of the Institute of the Marist Brothers

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To download copies of this history click the following links

Vol 1 1789 - 1907

Vol 2 1907 - 1985

Vol 3 1985 - 2016

Marist Association

One of the most exciting developments in Marist life is the introduction of our Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat.  Here is a video introducing the Association.

Marist Sabbatical 2017

John McMahon's sabbatical included participation in the Marist Third Age Program which was held in Rome towards the end of 2017.  The following links give some information about the Program can be accessed here

Marist Hermitage, France

Information about the Hermitage and how to get there can be found here.

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Historical Timeline

The Hermitage, St Chamond, France

Marist Thesis



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New Marist International Leader

Our 22nd Marist General Chapter took place in 2017.  Below is a photo of our new international leader Bro Ernesto Sanchez holding the Chapter document.

Marist Tertiary Programs

If you would like to access our Marist Tertiary website please click here.

International Marist Mission Secretariat

Two Brothers lead this Secretariat which is based in Rome. They are the Director Br Carlos Alberto Rojas ( and his assistant Br Mark Okolo Omede (

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