Marianists believe faith is best communicated through experiences of personal relationships and service to others. The quality and depth of community life is the foundation of Marianist ministries. Service is defined not by what Marianists do, but by how they do it.
Traditionally, education has been one of the Marianists’ most active ministries. In recent years, however, the Catholic Church has encouraged those in religious life to find new ways of serving God’s people. Marianists have responded to this call by bringing their gift of community formation to parishes, retreat ministries and the arts. Efforts to help the poor, hungry and marginalized also have increased.