Approximately every 3 years, lay Marianists from all over the world gather in prayer, reflection, and fellowship to grow in faith, understanding of the Marianist charism, and share in community and fellowship.
2013 Assembly Announced
We are happy to announce that the 2013 Assembly will be held at the Malvern Retreat Center, outside of Philadelphia, PA July 18-21. As a delegate assembly, we are asking communities to send two representatives. So please consider attending on behalf of your community! Communities, likewise, should discern who they’d like to send!
Individual lay Marianists, not affiliated with communities, are also welcome to attend.
Communities will receive information as it becomes available. While details need to be finalized, the estimated registration fee, covering food and housing, will be $200. Communities are encouraged to support their members attending. Attendees are responsible for their registration and transportation.
Questions can be directed to Rudy Reyes, Jr.
Continental Assembly 2010
The 8th Continental Assembly took place in Honolulu, Hawaii in July 2010.
The Assembly incorporated Hawaiian cultural themes of Ke Aloha, Ke Pono, and Ka ‘Ohana.
Participants made leis, experienced a spiritual cleansing in the ocean, and did community service in a taro patch.
Keynotes were led by Pi’ikea Hardy-Kahaleoumi.
Workshops were led by Tony Garascia, Isabelle Moyer, Brian Reavey, Pati Krasenky and Cristin Fong along with other workshops led by members of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.
The Assembly started with a welcome by Fr. Marty Solma, SM, new provincial of the Society of Mary and social aspects included a 40th anniversary celebration of the LIFE program, and a luau.