"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 


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.

Lay Marist Assembly
Summer 2018

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From the Lay Retreat, a steering committee was selected to devise a plan for the the Marists 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.

Steering Committee 
2018 - 2019

Lay Marist Council
Spring 2020

Meet the members of the Lay Marist Council! 

Marists of Champagnat 1st Cohort Jan. - June 2021

In the spring of 2020 Maureen Hagan was hired as the director of the Lay Marists 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.

The first cohort of the Marists of Champagnat was made up of 42 lay women and men and 22 Marist Brothers who journeyed together over a 6-month period. They participated in prayers services, webinars and all along the way maintained communication with a mentor who was assigned to them. The process culminated with a virtual commitment ceremony on June 6th.

What does the Marists of Champagnat Formation Entail?

5 Webinars 

bimonthly for 1.5 hours from February to April

Commitment Ceremony on 6/6/22

Communication with a mentor/companion

Discernment week in May

Marists of Champagnat 2nd Cohort 

Begins January 2022! 

Those interested should submit their Expression of Interest Form! 


Deadline : November 30th 

What are Marists of Champagnat Saying About Their Experience?

        “I am so blessed to be a part of this. The commitment ceremony was filled with the Holy Spirit, bringing together many Marist communities across the US to spread Marcellin's mission, To Make Jesus Known and Loved."


        Through the Marists of Champagnat, I’ve felt a great sense of communion and love from our nation-wide Marist family. I am honored to be part of an effort that will lay the groundwork to ensure that the mission of St. Marcellin Champagnat lives-on forever.

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