Welcome to the Marist Seminary

International Formation for Priests & Brothers of the Society of Mary

The Marist Life

Marists prefer to work where the Church doesn’t exist or where it is not strong. For that reason they are often out on the ‘boundaries’.

Being a Seminarian

Training occurs in stages. The first stage is Accompaniment. The purpose is to clarify together, or ‘discern,’ what God might be ‘saying’ to this young man.

Vocation & Discernment

A vocation is a work that I feel I am meant to do. The calling may be challenging to you, but, if it is truly our Lord who is calling, then have courage.

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Scripture & Prayers to help you discern

It is in times of quiet contemplation of the Scriptures that you are most likely to hear ‘the call’ of God. View the Scriptures section on our Discernment page for more info.

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Seminarian Joseph Mijares was a guest speaker at the CFC Youth for Christ - New Zealand Island Conferences. Two seperate weekends held in Taranaki (North Island Conference) and Kaipoi (South Island Conference). He gave a talk about the creation story in the Book of Genesis and practical ways the youth can live out their end of the covenant back in their schools, communities, parishes, and most importantly with their family. Some of the youth go to Marist Fathers colleges such as St Bedes College - Christchurch, Roncalli College - Timaru, Pompellier College - Whangarei. Join the seminary community as we pray for this thriving Catholic youth group here in New Zealand. ...
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This morning Fr Micheal O’Connor SM and others from the Seminary community gathered with the people of St Anne’s parish in Manurewa. In celebration of the feast day of Saint Anne (tomorrow). Saint Anne is the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We here at the Seminary wish our Confrères and the parishioners of St Anne’s parish a happy and blessed feast day. St Anne, pray for us. ...
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