International Marianist Family
Familia Internacional Marianista
Famille Internationale Marianiste

The Society of Mary

The Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic Marian Society, is a congregation of brothers and priests called “Marianists” or Marianist Brothers and Priests. The Society was founded in 1817 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, a priest who survived the anti-clerical persecution during the French Revolution. The Society is one of the four branches of the Marianist Family. Along with the other branches, the Marianist Brothers and Priests look to Mary as a model of faith and spirituality. They believe that the best ways to live a spiritual life in are to share their faith with others, work with the poor, and educate and nourish the mind, the body, and the soul, all in the context of religious community.

News and Features

Miguel Ángel Quiroga and the victims of violence

Circular #4
André-Joseph Fétis, SM


Resources and information regarding Pope Francis’ initiative on behalf of global education

About the Society of Mary

More information about

  • MISSION & CHARISM of the Society of Mary
  • CAUSES of Marianist Saints
  • MAP of Marianists in the world
  • LINKS to International Marianist Sites


Read and download current and past editions of:

  • Circulars of the Superior General
  • SM Three Offices
  • Via Latina 22
  • VocSM


“For us, education is a privileged means of formation in faith. Through this means we aim to sow, cultivate, and strengthen the Christian spirit and help it flourish in the human race.”
SM Rule of Life, Art. 74 


See the listing of those members of the Society of Mary who have died during this year. Also, you may SEARCH the entire Necrology for those who have died in previous years.


Here you may find documents and materials related to the Marianist Charism and Spirituality.

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

Explore Marianist works and themes related to promotion of JPIC throughout the world.

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