Resources for Lay Communities

This page is devoted to providing  links, book recommendations, prayer resources, etc. for individual and communal use.

Meeting/Community Resources

Prayer Resources

Marianist Lay Communities – Documents

Miscellaneous Offices, Programs and Links

International Center for Marianist Formation (ICMF)

Provides ongoing formation resources that complement the particular formation that happens in the individual units of the Society of Mary and in the other branches of the Marianist family.

International Marian Research Institute

The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute is an international center of study and research on Mary. It holds the world’s largest collection of printed materials on the Blessed Mother.

International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IOMLC)

This site provides information on Marianist Lay Communities around the world. MLC documents (ratified by International Assemblies) and other formation resources are available in English, Spanish, and French.

Lay Marianist Affiliation

Marianist Affiliation is a unique expression of commitment to the Marianist family and the Church. Spiritual affiliation is a special vocation in the Church. Lay Marianist Affiliates are a part of the lay branch of the Marianist family. They are guided by a vowed Marianist.

Marianist Center of Hawai’i

Engages the educational, moral & spiritual care of people in Hawai’i. Through its Office of Special Ministries, the Marianist Center sponsors and conducts conferences on religion, liturgical arts, and religio-social concerns.

Marianist Lay Formation Initiative (MLFI)

MLFI is designed to assist individuals in developing an increased understanding of Marianist mission, tradition, and history. This one-year program supports laity who are passionate about the charism and desire to spread it in their area by building and sustaining Marianist Lay Communities.

Marianist Lay Network of North America (MLNNA)

MLNNA exists to cultivate Marianist laity as a community of communities. This organization helps lay people coordinate their local communities, as well as keep people informed about current & future lay Marianist activity in North America.

Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC)

MSJC is a joint initiative of the MLNNA, the Marianist Sisters, and the Marianist Brothers. Their goal is to strengthen the combined efforts of lay and religious members of the Marianist family in educating and acting for social justice.

Marianist Virtual Learning Courses (VLC)

Provided by NACMS in partnership with the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation, VLCs allow individuals to learn more about the Marianist family, history, and tradition.

Course topics include (but are not limited to): Community, Charism, Education, Founders, Leadership, Prayer, and Social Justice.

North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS)

NACMS strives to link the vision and legacy of the Marianist Founders to the contemporary Church and world. NACMS offers a wide array of resources, publications, virtual learning opportunities, and Marianist programs for you and/or your local community.

Comprehensive resource list from the Sullivan Library at Chaminade University. It includes links to documents, information about the founders, Marianist blogs and other Marianist websites.

We will continue to add content to this page. If you have any recommendations please let us know!

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