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
Let us pray for the eternal rest of Sr Marie Therese Ranum SMWe are united in thoughts and prayers with our Sisters in Aotearoa New Zealand following the death of Sr Marie Therese Ranum who died peacefully on Monday 4th December 2023. We thank God for the life of faith so graciously lived by Sr Marie Therese as you welcome her home. May alll that knew her know you love, peace and consolation at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Marist Vocations
Marist Novice Lachie Bartlett and the Novitiate community in Davao. Let us continue to pray for these men in formation and the Marist Branches around the world.It is always great when we come together with other members of the Marist Family to celebrate our common heritage. In Davao, Phillipines the Marist Fathers Novitiate Community joined our Sisters for Mass to celebrate feast day of Jean Claude Colin. ... See MoreSee Less
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Marist Vocations
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Marist Vocations
Congratulations Sr Tulua of the Marist Sisters. Sr Tulua has been a great friend of the Marist Seminary in Auckland and an active member of the 'Young Religious' group in the diocese. Let us pray in thanksgiving for her commitment to the Marist Sister and more vocations to religious life.Congraulations s to Sr Tulua (Aotearoa New Zealand) who renewed her vows as a Marist Sister on 30 November. We continue to pray for Tulua as she prepares to make her final profession as a Marist Sister in January. The text comes from our constitutions ... ... See MoreSee Less
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