Today Marist Brothers are located in 82 countries in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Oceania. There are over 600,000 young people in Marist schools around the world each year. The Marist Brothers are joined worldwide by more than 70,000 lay men and women who share in their mission.
In the United States there are more than 100 Marist Brothers living in 25 communities across eight states. Marist Brothers strive to make a difference in the world by showing young people that they are loved, safe and cared for.
They minister in school settings, parishes, retreats, spiritual accompaniments, at-risk youth settings, young adult ministries, and overseas missions. Marist Brothers serve as educators, counselors, spiritual directors, social workers, youth leaders and missionaries. They strive to influence and transform the lives and situations of thousands of young people through education and spirituality, challenging young people to live their fullest potential in Christ every day.
The core of Marcellin Champagnat's vision of mission was "to make Jesus Christ known and loved."
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We are educators, directors, ministers, youth leaders and advocates for those who are marginalized in society.
Since 1817, the Marist Brothers have been a congregation devoted to the education of neglected youth.
The Marist Brothers were founded in 1817 by Saint Marcellin Champagnat, a young French priest.