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The Dream Statement

“Our dream is to become a community where Marists are connected at local, national, and international levels, growing in communion and purpose through a wise leadership. We take care of our people, enhancing the formation processes that allow anyone who wants to be around the table to find his/her place.”

Dream Statement
Lay Marist Assembly USA,  July 2018

The MArists of Champagnat

Marists of Champagnat is the term being used to describe Marists in the US – lay women and men, and vowed brothers. It is a term indicating the new way of describing this journey in communion, lay and brothers together, into this 3 rd Century of the charism of Marcellin Champagnat.

We believe the charism of Marcellin is a gift given to the Church and to the world, a gift which we are being invited to further develop and live by progressively deepening our participation in this Charism

-Water from the Rock

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Our Journey...

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In the summer of 2018, 75 Lay Marists gathered in Long Branch, NJ for the first-ever USA Lay Marist Assembly. The retreat-style assembly was guided by guest speakers Pep Buetas from Spain who is the Co-Director of the Secretariat of the Laity for the Marist Institute, and Patti Rios, a Lay faculty member at a school in
Tijuana, Mexico.

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From the Lay Retreat, a steering committee was selected to devise a plan for the the Marist of Champagnat. The committee spent 2018-2019 surveying Lay and Brothers in order to construct a proposal to the Marist Brothers in an organizational model for the Lay and Marist community to move the Marist Mission into the
future

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In the spring of 2020 Maureen Hagan was hired as the director of the Lay Marist and a council of lay and brothers was formed.
This council has worked to build the foundation of this new organization to provide growth in Marist spirituality and
mission together.

Steering Committe ~

Fall of 2018 -Fall of 2019

The Lay Marist Council~

Spring 2020

Lay Marist Assembly~

Summer of 2018

Meet the Lay Council

Maureen Hagan

Ellen Salmo Van Cleff

Lindsay Irwin

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