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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Marist Vocations

Marist Vocations

The Society of Mary (Marists) is a religious congregation in the Catholic Church of Priests and Brothers who seek to model their lives on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
This group aims to promote vocations to the Society of Mary.

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'We Sing Chanel' composed by Chris Skinner SM ( Chris Skinner Music ) is a beautiful song to learn and reflect upon in the lead up to the Feast of Saint Peter Chanel SM (April 28th) ... See MoreSee Less
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By Catholic Enquiry NZ Fr. Kevin Mowbray SM is the Parish Priest of St Mary of the Angels in central Wellington. Here he invites us into the space where he prays. It is also the space where he reads - prolifically! His library is impressive, and I could have spent a long time talking to him not only about prayer but also about his books.Men like Fr Kevin are a real gift to the Catholic community, as he has so much experience and wisdom to pass on. He discusses how he prays, and how reading has had a marked influence on his prayer life. Please click on the link to watch... ... See MoreSee Less
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Follow in the Footsteps of MarySpeak to our vocations directors now!"Because they bear the name of Mary, Marists desire to be like her and follow Jesus as she did. Contemplating Mary in the mysteries of Nazareth and Pentecost and her role at the end of time, they come to share her zeal for her Son's mission in his struggle against evil, and to respond with promptness to the most urgent needs of God's people."- Constitutions of the Society of Mary No.8 #MaristFamily #MaristVocation #Maristfathers #Maristas #Marist #SoyMarista #Maristes #Mariste #catholic #catholics #vocation #mary #Maria #Mariae #church #prayer #spirituality #catholicism #PadresMaristas #charism #catholica #chiesa #maristes #oracion #preghiera #maristi #SomosMaristas #somosmaristas #societyofmary ... See MoreSee Less
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