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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The seminary community prays in thanksgiving for Bishop Gielen's ministry in the diocese of Auckland, and we pray for a fruitful ministry in his new diocese. Deo gratias!Pope Francis has tonight NZ time appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Michael has been Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland since March 2020. He will be installed in his new Christchurch role by July to replace Archbishop Paul Martin SM, who was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington in January 2021. Congratulations Bishop Michael. Ka pai! Full details: www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/michael-gielen-bishop-christchurch/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we celebrate Vocations Sunday. If you think that you are called to proclaim the Gospel, following after the example of Mary - contact us today!www.maristseminary.org.nz/ ... See MoreSee Less
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As we come to the end of our feast day, we share the altar with the first and second class relics and statues of St Peter Chanel and St Marcellin Champagnat from our new chapel at Vermont Street.St Peter Chanel, St Marcellin Champagnat and all Holy Men and Women of God, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we celebrate the feast of our confrere St Peter Chanel.Pictured is the small shrine to St Peter in our chapel at Vermont Street. It includes the first class relic of his rib bone.Through the intercession of St Peter Chanel and the Blessed Mother, we pray blessings on all of our friends and family today.St Peter Chanel pray for us ... See MoreSee Less
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Join the Beatitudes Community NZ in celebrating the Feast of St Peter Chanel, and hear Marist Priest Father Ben D'Souza give a talk on the letters of our Missionary SaintSATURDAY 30th April - You and all the family are invited to celebrate St Peter Chanel - protomatyr of Oceania!The Sanctuary of Fourvière is proud to host Fr Ben D'Souza as he speaks on the letters of this missionary Saint.We will bless the first stage of a Fale (Futunian hut) we have built as part of the mission trail at the Sanctuary.Then after Mass, we will enjoy a Polynesian feast with a pig on the spit! Bring a plate! ... See MoreSee Less
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