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

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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Blazing the Trail - Letters from the North SolomonsFr Emmet McHardy SMEmmet McHardy had volunteered for the missions in Oceania while doing his studies for the priesthood. Immediately after his ordination in 1928, he was appointed to Bougainville (North Solomons) which was sill in its early years as a mission.His ministry lasted only 3 years. He contracted tubercular meningitis and died in 1933 at the age of 29.In those three years on the mission Emmet McHardy wrote numerous letters to his family and friends. He records that when the boat passed by his mission station he had packets of 40, 50, or sometimes 60 letters to post. These letters were simple accounts of his day-to-day life on the mission, and they reflect the cheerfulness and generosity that he brought to his mission work. The letters were never written with the intention of being published; but after his death, some of them were published in a book entitled 'Blazing the Trail.'The witness of Emmet McHardy’s life and work continued to have a profound effect many years after the publication of the book, both in his home country of New Zealand and beyond. There are priests and religious still alive who acknowledge the letters as a major influence on theirvocation.Read the book on the Marist and Pacific Mission History Librarywww.maristsm.org/marist-and-pacific-mission-history-library/The caption above was sourced from the book 'Bearings' by Craig Larkin SM, 37- An Attractive Life pg 79 #missionarywork #MaristFamily #Maristfathers #MaristVocation #Maristas #Marist #SoyMarista #Maristes #Mariste #catholic #vocation #catholics #church #missionarylife #missionary #spirituality #catholicism #PadresMaristas #catholica #maristes #somosmaristas #vocations #catholique #eglisecatholique #eglise #catholicmission #northsolomon #bougainville ... See MoreSee Less
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