Our Marist Blog provides a place for us to share our knowledge and understanding of Marist life and mission.

Our global community commenced in 1817 in France when Fr Marcellin Champagnat established his small community of Brothers in the wake of the Revolution.

Today, we men and women, strive to live St Marcellin's vision of educating young people to contribute enthusiastically to our contemporary world.

John McMahon  E. blog@marists.org.au

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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.

Blogs we like

Chris Pramuk's Blog Hope Sings, So Beautiful 

Chris Pramuk and his family

Chris Pramuk and his family

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Marist Hermitage, France

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

Blog News 2018


Here you can download Marist Advent Prayers for 2018. These are generously prepared by Br Kevin Wanden.


New Logo On Oct 10, vicar general Br Luis Carlos Gutièrrez and the department of communication introduced the new logo of the Marist Institute’s general administration. The symbol unites the cross, the globe and the “M”.

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  • Over the last month our readers have come from the following countries:

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Marist News No 539 28 August 2018

Marist News No 539 28 August 2018

  • The latest edition of our international newsletter Marist News No 539 has been published.  It features news of the the seventh chapter of the District of West Africa.

  • We now have some copies of the recently published book on the history of the Marist Brothers in China titled 'Dawn of the Word' by Nathalie Pasa.  Copies can be obtained from Grace Johnstone at E. grace.johnstone@marists.org.au 

  • Our Melbourne Marist Association Meeting was held at Marcellin College Bulleen on Wednesday 22 August.  There we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption.


  • Our latest Blog Post on Thomas Merton can be accessed here

  • Dr Chris Pramuk is spoke at a Marist Association sponsored gathering at Mittagong from 11-13 July on the theme 'Thomas Merton and the Future of Faith'. Chris has written about his journey down under on his blog.

Marists with Lauri and Chris Pramuk during the Merton Retreat

Marists with Lauri and Chris Pramuk during the Merton Retreat

Br Emili Turú has been appointed as Secretary General of the Union of Superiors General in Rome. He commences in March 2019.


Jubilees of Marist Brothers are being celebrated around this time.

Marist Provincial, Br Peter Carroll has been elected to the Council of Catholic Religious Australia.