Among those called to the Marianist Family are lay people who experience the spirituality and approach to ministry of the Marianist charism as their way of living out their baptismal commitment and “being Church.”
You might consider yourself a Lay Marianist if you are a member of a Lay Marianist community, or if you are employed at a Marianist insitution, or if you’ve been taught by Marianists, or if you participated in LIFE or in Marianist family retreats, or if you’ve made a formal commitment to live your life according to the Marianist Charism.
Follow the links below to learn more about the characteristics of a lay Marianist, about lay Marianist formation and how to start a community, and about the Marianist Lay Network of North America. Learn how the laity collaborate with vowed religious priests, brothers, and sisters, and share in the vision of Blessed Chaminade, Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous.
Lay Assembly Scheduled for 2014 (follow link for more info)