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.

Got questions about the Marist seminary?

Learn more about what it means to be a Marist Seminarian.

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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On the 5th of January, seminarian Hemi Ropata SM renewed the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to the Superior General of the Society of Mary in the presence of his community at Casa di Maria in Rome.On the 6th of January, the feast of the Epiphany, seminarians Joseph Mijares and Thomas Manihera began their canonical year of novitiate with a mass, also presided by the Superior General of the Society.We thank you all for your generous support, and ask you to continue to pray for us ... See MoreSee Less
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